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Dr. Crimm discusses Petra Vela Vidal Kenedy, who became the wife of one of the two richest ranchers in Texas, Mifflin Kenedy. Dr. Crimm visited Mexico City to research Petra and her first husband, Louis Vidal, using the Mexican Military Archives. She noticed that Petra was in the census listed as a "servant" and did not appear to be married but her children bore Vidal's name. It appeared that her children were born...
Dr. Crimm discusses Patricia's legacy. During the Texas Revolution, General Rusk moved many Mexican families from the de Leon colony in an attempt to prevent them from aiding the Mexican government. During this instability, Patricia decided to move her family to New Orleans which she sold her ranch property to do. By 1845, Patricia returned to Texas and her children scattered. Many became involved in court battles....
Dr. Crimm discusses the politics in the de Leon colony (Victoria Colony). In 1824, Martin and Patricia de Leon, who had 10 children, set out to establish a colony in Texas. The location of the colony created political issues and discord, as it was surrounded by the colonies of Austin, DeWitt, and many other Anglo settlers. Martin's son, Fernando, become the land commissioner and was in charge of assigning land to...
Dr. Crimm discusses Patricia de Leon's life. Patricia donates her entire dowry to her husband to purchase land for what becomes the de Leon colony in Texas at the beginning of the 19th century. She gives birth to ten children who live through Mexican Independence in Mexico and Texas. The family returns to live in Mexico during the time of the Battle of Medina in Texas, which was devastating for many families and...
Dr. Crimm's full Texas Talks on two Tejano women: Patricia de Leon and Petra Vela Kenedy, recorded in December 2015, contrasts these women's experiences in 19th century Texas. Patricia de la Garza de Leon was born in 1775 from a prominent Mexican family. She inherited a fortune from her father, which she used, along with her empresario husband, Martin de Leon’s money earned from the sale of livestock to establish...
Dr. Crimm discusses the experiences of Galvez as the governor of New Orleans, detailing his marriage and family, as well as, his military successes in the region.
Dr. Crimm discusses the military experiences of Galvez, who as a young lieutenant was assigned to Chihuahua. He was charged with defeating the Apache in this desolate region and inspired his men to bravery. Galvez learned the meaning of command in Mexico. He also met and defeated the Apache, taking many captive. Back in Chihuahua, instead of punishing them, Galvez learned their language and spoke to them. He...
Dr. Crimm discusses the experiences of Bernardo de Galvez, the outcome of the Louisiana Purchase, and the governance of Louisiana by Spain.
Dr. Crimm discusses the Galvez family, including the life of Bernardo’s uncle Jose de Galvez, who came from humble beginnings and left an enduring contribution to history through his influence on the Bourbon monarch Spain’s King Charles III. Crimm also discusses the role of Creoles in New Spain, who eventually lead to Mexico's independence from Spain.
Dr. Crimm takes live questions and answers after her talk on November 2, 2015 on Bernardo de Galvez. She discusses his treks to the Pacific, how he funded and smuggled supplies to the Americans during the Revolutionary War, the legacy of Galvez in Mexico and the first cattle drive from Texas to Louisiana.
On November 2, 2015, Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm presented “Bernardo de Galvez and the Impact of the American Revolution on Texas.” Galvez is the namesake for Galveston Island and he was a governor, general, and viceroy of Mexico. During his lifetime, his family was one of the most distinguished in the royal service of Spain. Following family tradition, Bernardo chose a military career. Before Spain entered the...
McCaslin discusses the importance of the Marqués de Rubí's inspection and subsequent recommendations for ruling the area in the 18th century, advising much of the area in Texas to be abandoned.
On October 14, 2015, Dr. Rick McCaslin discussed the regulation of the presidios in Texas after the Marqués de Rubí's inspection of the territory.
Dr. McCaslin sets the stage to discuss the Spanish Empire and the Marqués de Rubí's task to inspect and make recommendations to the King about Spain's northern territory in Texas and across the southwest in the 18th century.
Dr. McCaslin discusses the importance of the Spanish reforms after the Marqués de Rubí's inspection of Texas and Spain's northern "frontier" in the 18th century.
Dr. McCaslin takes questions after his presentation on the Marqués de Rubí on October 14, 2015. He discusses the Spanish presidios in Texas, its native peoples, Spanish soldiers experiences, and the Spanish authority during the 18th century.
Dr. McCaslin presents "Mending Fences: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas." After King Carlos III of Spain appointed the Marqués de Rubí as the inspector of frontier presidios and commissioned him to remedy economic abuses and other urgent matters, Rubí began his inspection of the Spanish presidios in July 1767. He visited a number of missions and presidios in Texas before leaving in 1767. In all,...
Dr. De la Teja discusses Mission San Jose in Texas. Missions faced many challenges due to the fact that Texas was essentially "beyond the frontier"of Spanish authority in the 18th Century.
Dr. de la Teja discusses Fray Margil and missionaries in New Spain (Central America and Texas). He focuses on the activities of the missions, which includes the conversion of Native Americans.
Dr. De la Teja discusses the Spanish Empire and Christianity as they relate to Fray Margil's mission and experiences in the 17th and 18th Centuries in Texas.
In this video, Dr. Frank de La Teja speaks about how some tend to oversimplify Texas history and there is much more to the story. Dr. de la Teja discusses the unique world of Fray Margil and other characters in Texas in the Spanish Colonial period.
In this video Dr. Frank de La Teja takes TSHA members questions after his presentation "Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil" in a live presentation from September 28, 2015.
In this, video Dr. Frank de La Teja takes TSHA members' questions after his presentation "Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil" in a live presentation from September 28, 2015.
This is the complete session with Dr. Jesus de la Teja. He discusses the origins of Mission San Jose and the history of how the Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the...
TAMI is proud to present its newest web exhibit, LA FRONTERA FLUIDA (THE FLUID BORDER). The Texas borderlands are an exceedingly varied and evolving space, one of perpetual conflict and social tension, bi-national negotiation and cooperation, and rich cultural diversity and heritage. At a time when issues like immigration and border security are of increasing political prominence, we must take a closer look at the...
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