The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region of North America now known as Texas in 1519, who found the region populated by numerous Native American tribes. The Native Americans' ancestors had been there for more than 10,00 years as evidenced by the discovery of the remains of prehistoric Leanderthal Lady.
Texas is the leading crude oil- and natural gas-producing state in the U.S. In 2011, it also produced more cattle, sheep, hay, cotton and wool than any other state.
The Story of Texas is a long one. Did you know that Texas people have been living in Texas since 13,000 BCE? Explore with the Texas history timeline.
Texas. Facts about the History of Texas History. Facts about the History of Texas History Native Americans of Texas. The Native Indians of Texas included the Apache, Alabama, Atakapa, Biloxi, Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Comanche, Creeks, Koasati, Koroa, Kiowa, Muskogee, Pueblos, Quapaw, Shawnee, Waco and Wichita tribes 1519 - Alonso Alvarez de Pineda explores and maps the Texas coastline
The Frontier Forts of Texas By Bryan Woolley After the Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States in late 1845, Texans had high hopes that the federal government would do what the impoverished Republic had been unable to do: subdue the aggressive Indian tribes on the new state's western frontier and open the vast emptiness of West Texas to
Section 1: Early Exploration and Development. Before 1500 -- Prior to the arrival of the first European explorers, numerous tribes of the Indians of Texas occupied the region between the Rio Grande to the south and the Red River to the north. Mid-1519 -- Sailing from a base in Jamaica, Alonso Alvarez de Pineda, a Spanish adventurer, was the first known European to explore and map the Texas ...
Explore nine things you may not know about the Lone Star State. At 268,596 square miles, Texas is the second largest state behind only Alaska. With 25.1 million people, according to the 2010 U.S ...
Texas State History. Texas has records of human habitation dating back over eleven thousand years. Located along the Rio Grande, Texas was at the intersection of several major culture groups including the Puebloan peoples, Mississippian peoples, and the Mesoamerican peoples centered around Teotihuacan.
Gregg Cantrell, author of Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas, and co-editor of Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas One of the most original, clearly expressed, and compelling analyses of the differences between East Texas and Western Texas to appear in decades.
The Witte Museum contributes more than 200, The Witte Museum's more than 183,000 artifacts include diverse collections in anthropology, archives, arms and armor, art, history, military history, natural history, and textiles, and reflect the cultural mix of South Texas and illustrates how each is intertwined in the lives of South Texans of the past, present, and future.