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ORCAN INDIAN VILLAGE. The Orcan Indian village was mentioned to Henri Joutel by the Ebahamo Indians as located north and northwest of the Colorado River. In some of his accounts Joutel used the terms Orcan, Piou, and Peinhoun interchangeably, and some confusion exists as to whether these names may have designated the same or closely related villages.


Frederick Webb Hodge, ed., Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1907, 1910; rpt., New York: Pageant, 1959). Henri Joutel, Joutel's Journal of La Salle's Last Voyage (London: Lintot, 1719; rpt., New York: Franklin, 1968).


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

"ORCAN INDIAN VILLAGE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.