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SASSORY INDIANS. The Sassory Indians are known from one of the contemporary accounts of the La Salle expedition. This account indicates that in the late seventeenth century they lived near the Hasinai tribes, somewhere to the west or southwest. The Sassory Indians have been somewhat hesitantly identified with the Nasonis, one of the Hasinai tribes, but the location of the Nasonis at that time does not agree with the Sassory location. The Sassory linguistic and cultural affiliations remain undetermined.


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). John G. Shea, Early Voyages up and down the Mississippi (Albany: J. Munsell, 1861; rpt., Albany: J. McDonough, 1902).

Thomas N. Campbell


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

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