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DAYCAO RIVER. The Daycao River, mentioned as being ten days' travel beyond the most westerly point reached by the Moscoso expedition in 1542, was possibly the Trinity. The name Daycao was said also to have designated an Indian province, possibly the home of the Hasinais in the area of the Trinity.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Rex W. Strickland, "Moscoso's Journey through Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 46 (October 1942). J. W. Williams, "Moscoso's Trail in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 46 (October 1942). Albert Woldert, "Expedition of Luis de Moscoso in Texas in 1542," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 46 (October 1942).
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