The Kwahadi Dancers are a unique youth performing group from the “Crown of Texas”, the Panhandle area of the Texas High Plains. In addition to regularly scheduled public shows at the Kiva, the Kwahadis present their colorful pageant of song, dance, and stories of the American Indian for tour buses groups, conventions, community events, youth camps, church events, fundraisers, museums, and community events nationwide.
The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) effective in fall 2011, state the following: "The student is expected to identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain why historians divide the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas."
Calvert Nevaquaya plays traditional Comanche flute music.
For more than three centuries, relations between whites and Indians occupied a central place in Texas life. The Texas State Library and Archives is home to a massive collection called the Texas Indian Papers. These and other documents and photographs from collections tell the story of an epic clash of cultures.
This document provides dates and descriptions of the major eras of Texas history as outlined in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which took effect in fall 2011. The information was compiled by TSHA staff and vetted by qualified historians.
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. Please see the introductionfor further details.
Ten engaging documents based questions about Texas History: Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive? Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal, Texas Oil and Social Change: What Story Should be Told? Politics or Principle: Why Did Lyndon Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Materials guide students through the Six Step DBQ Method to analyze primary and secondary source documents and then write an argumentative essay defending their point of view with the documents.
This primary source set from the Portal to Texas History will help teachers and students to learn about the Native American Cultures of the Caddos, Karankawas, and Wichitas.
This primary source set from the Portal to Texas History, includes sources to help teachers and students learn about the Native American Cultures of the Jumanos, Tiguas, Tonkawas, Apaches, Comanches, and Kiowa.
This primary source set includes over 70 primary sources, which can be used by teachers and students in the classroom. Sources include maps, photographs, newspapers, and information which can be used to teach students about the life of Native Americans.