Learn About the Vaqueros, the Original Cowboys of Texas

cowboys riding their horses

Classic Westerners have paved the image of cowboys being white Americans. Still, the first wave of horse-riding cow-wranglers in Texas (and other parts of North America) were indigenous Mexican men. Hundreds of years before there was an American cowboy, there was a vaquero – an expert horseman who could herd cattle and … Read more

A Closer Look at the Battle of the Alamo

A Closer Look at the Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution, lasting for 13 days (February 23-March 6, 1836) in San Antonio, Texas. It ended in a decisive victory for the Mexican forces over the Texan volunteers. Troops under Mexico’s President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo … Read more

Learn the Interesting History of Dr. Pepper

Dr Pepper in a can

Dr. Pepper has a vaguely spicy, distinctive taste that is hard to describe, simply because there’s nothing quite like it. Some people say it has a hint of cherry or a trace of licorice, but it’s hard to describe because it’s a combination of 23 different flavors. This popular soda is the … Read more

About the Hispanic Cultural Influence on San Antonio

A street in San Antonio, Texas

Formerly part of Spain and then Mexico, Texas has deep Hispanic roots. Most of the food, entertainment, and cultural celebrations that Texans enjoy are part of their Hispanic heritage. Spanish people were among the original Texans, and their history is part of the legacy of the state. They say if you want … Read more

Learn the Interesting History of When Texas Was Part of Mexico

Mexico and its interior provinces in 1822, including the province of Texas

Most of the states that make up the United States today were once territories that the US acquired over time and gradually admitted to the Union. Texas was the only state that existed as an independent republic before it joined the Union, which had won its independence from Mexico in 1836. American … Read more

Learn the Interesting History of the Wichita Tribe in Texas

Indian American

Caddoan-speaking natives of the Wichita region of Kansas, known as Kitikiti’sh, are a North American indigenous people. They were the first group of Plains Indians to be subjected to missionary activity after being discovered by the Spanish in the mid-16th century. A confederation of Southern Plains Native American tribes, the Kitikiti’sh, are … Read more

Who first colonized Texas?

Who first colonized Texas

The state of Texas is a part of the Union of the United States of America. In 1845, it joined the union as the 28th state. After Alaska, Texas is the state with the second-largest land area. It is located in the country’s southernmost region. From north to south, the state is … Read more

Learn the Interesting History of the Comanche Tribe in Texas

native Indian tribe

Originally from the Southern Plains of what is now the United States, the Comanche (Comanche: Nmn; “the people”) are a Native American people. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the southern Great Plains was home to the Comanche, a nomadic Indian tribe from North America known as the Nermernuh. The Ute word … Read more

Who were the first Europeans to visit Texas?

Who were the first Europeans to visit Texas

The first expeditions to Texas were either unintentional or motivated by a desire for wealth. After an unintentional landing on Galveston Island, Cabeza de Vaca became one of the first Europeans to extensively explore Texas. Spanish exploration ceased until the lure of riches drew many explorers to Texas. These expeditions broadened Spanish … Read more

Learn About the Fascinating History of the Caddo Tribe in Texas

The Caddo Nation National Flag

Texas has been home to a diversity of tribes, which not only make its history colorful but add to the uniqueness of its cultures and traditions. Just like the Apache tribe, the Caddo were a nomadic people who lived in what is now East Texas. They were farmers, warriors, potters, priests, and … Read more