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CASIBA INDIANS. The name is known from a single 1691 Spanish missionary report which indicates that the Casiba Indians were neighbors of the Hasinai tribes of eastern Texas. It is said that they lived an unspecified distance southeast of the Hasinais. This location suggests that the Casibas were probably not the same as the Cassias, reported in 1687 documents of the La Salle expedition as allies of the Kadohadachos on the Red River. The affiliations of both groups remain unknown.


Pierre Margry, ed., Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amérique septentrionale, 1614–1754 (6 vols., Paris: Jouast, 1876–86). John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas N. Campbell, "CASIBA INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.