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Recognizing the contributions of Tejanos

October 02, 2019 - 00:00
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As we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month in Texas from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we focus on the unique heritage and legacies of the first settlers of Texas - Native Tejanos. Tejanos are descendants of the first Spanish, Mexican and indigenous families on the Texas frontier starting in 1690. Since the 1700s expeditions to build roads, forts and missions, Spanish soldiers/settlers brought their families to Texas. In 1731, the first Texas civil government was formed in San Antonio by the Canary Islanders and soldiers. By the 1750s, there were four districts of development in Texas: Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Goliad and the ...

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