Galveston: A History of the Island


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Galveston--a small, flat island off the Texas Gulf coast--has seen some of the state's most amazing history and fascinating people. First settled by the Karankawa Indians, long suspected of cannibalism, it was where the stranded Cabeza de Vaca came ashore in the 16th century. Pirate Jean Lafitte used it as a hideout in the early 1800s and both General Sam Houston and General James Long (with his wife, Jane, the "Mother of Texas") stayed on its shores. More modern notable names on the island include Robert Kleberg and the ...

Galveston: A History of the Island 1998, Texas Christian University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875651903

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Galveston: A History of the Island 1991, Atheneum Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780689119910