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ORCAMPION INDIANS. This name developed from a printing error in one edition of Henri Joutel's journal of the La Salle expedition. No Indian group with the name Orcampion (Orcamipia, Orcampiou) seems to have existed. The names of two separate Indian groups, Orcan and Piou, were combined to give an erroneous hybrid name. See ORCAN INDIANS; PIOU INDIANS.

Thomas N. Campbell


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

Thomas N. Campbell, "ORCAMPION INDIANS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.