The Portable Handbook of Texas

The Portable Handbook of Texas

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qTexas! It is an evocative word that brings to mind images of cowboys and Indians, Mexican vaqueros and mustangs, endless prairies and the Alamo...and today, astronauts and high tech industries, with pickup trucks and policemen on horseback reflected in glass skyscrapers. The history and mythology of Texas span many centuries and cultures: from the Tejas Indians that the Spanish conquistador Vasquez de Coronado encountered on the High the Tejanos of South the Texians of the fledgling the Texans of today. This richness, the layered historical panorama of past and present Texas, is the subject of the Portable Handbook of Texas.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedTeran had been in the Spanish service in Peru for 20 years, had gone to Mexico in 1681 as a deputy of the consulado of Sevilla, ... His instructions for his Texas venture, based on suggestions by Damian Massanet, were to establish seven missions with ... He succeeded in founding no new missions, and the expedition added little new information about the region. ... In February and March 1861 Terry was one of the senior officers aiding John S. Ford and Ebenezar B. Nichols in theanbsp;...

Title:The Portable Handbook of Texas
Author:Roy R. Barkley, Mark F. Odintz, Texas State Historical Association
Publisher:Texas State Historical Assn - 2000


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