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ENEPIAHE INDIANS. The Enepiahe (Exepiahohe) Indians are known only from records of the La Salle expedition, which indicate that in the late seventeenth century these Indians inhabited an area north or northeast of Matagorda Bay, probably between the Colorado and Brazos rivers. Their linguistic and cultural affiliations remain unknown. Attempts to identify the Enepiahes with the Ervipiames are not convincing. The Enepiahe Indians are known only from the late seventeenth century, at which time the Ervipiames were still living in the area around present Eagle Pass.


Isaac Joslin Cox, ed., The Journeys of René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (2 vols., New York: Barnes, 1905; 2d ed., New York: Allerton, 1922). Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). 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).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "ENEPIAHE INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.