Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas
The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery. In ... Show synopsis The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery. In this book, years of archival sleuthing by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas. By combining dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background, the authors bring to life these famous (and sometimes infamous) men of Spanish Texas: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaAlonso de LeonFrancisco HidalgoLouis Juchereau de St. DenisAntonio MargilThe Marques de AguayoPedro de RiveraFelipe de RabagoJose de EscandonAthanase de MezieresThe Marques de RubiAntonio Gil IbarvoDomingo CabelloJose Bernardo Gutierrez de LaraJoaquin de Arredondo The authors also devote a chapter to the women of Spanish Texas, drawing on scarce historical clues to tell the stories of both well-known and previously unknown Tejana, Indian, and African women.