TADIVA INDIANS

The name Tadiva (Tadiua) appears in a single Spanish document written late in the seventeenth century. As it occurs in a list of twenty-one tribes, nineteen of which are clearly Caddoan, it seems likely that Tadiva refers to a small and perhaps peripheral tribe of the southwestern or Hasinai division of Caddo Indians in eastern Texas.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: John R. Swanton, Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 132, Washington: GPO, 1942).

Thomas N. Campbell