DOGUENE INDIANS. The Doguenes (Aguenes, Deaguanes, Deguenes, Draguanes) were Indians of the Texas coast among whom Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca lived for a time, presumably about 1528. Their precise location cannot be determined, but geographic details in the Cabeza de Vaca narrative seem to indicate the vicinity of Matagorda Bay. About 160 years later, when Europeans again visited this section of the coast, it was occupied by Karankawan groups. The Doguenes lived in the vicinity of San Antonio Bay.
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