ESCANJAQUE INDIANS. The Escanjaque (Ercansaque, Escansaque, Escanxaque, Esquansaque, Excanjaque) Indians are known only from the seventeenth century, and their area remains in doubt. Some writers have interpreted the evidence as indicating that the Escanjaques lived in north central Texas; others have placed them in western Oklahoma. Early attempts to identify the Escanjaques with the Kansa Indians were not successful because it was found that the Kansa Indians lived elsewhere in the seventeenth century. It has been suggested that the Escanjaques were Apaches, but today most writers are inclined to identify them as a Wichita group, possibly the same as the Yscanis of the eighteenth century.
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