Voices: American Indians in the Texas Revolution

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Description

Overview

Analyzing and interpreting primary source documents related to American Indians and how they shaped the development of Texas.

Essential Questions

  1. How did the Revolution and emergence of the Republic change the power dynamic for American Indians in Texas?

Teacher Tools

Student Activities

Primary Sources

  • The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches

    Rivaya-Martínez, J. (2014). The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches, 1847–1854. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 117(4), pp. 372-402.

  • Native Land Digital fosters conversations about the history of colonialism, indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources.

  • Newspaper article from the Telegraph and Texas Register that includes Sam Houston’s inaugural address for his position as President of the Republic of Texas. Borden, G.& T.H. “Telegraph and Texas Register (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 9, 1836.

Additional Resources

  • Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments.

Descripción

Analizar e interpretar documentos de fuente primaria sobre los indígenas y cómo influenciaron el desarrollo de Texas.

Preguntas esenciales

  1. ¿Cómo cambiaron la Revolución y la emergencia de la República la dinámica de poder para los indígenas en Texas?

Herramientas para Maestros

Actividades de aprendizaje para estudiantes

Primary Sources

  • The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches

    Rivaya-Martínez, J. (2014). The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches, 1847–1854. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 117(4), pp. 372-402.

  • Native Land Digital promueve el diálogo sobre la historia del colonialismo, las formas indígenas de sabiduría, y las relaciones entre colonos e indígenas por medio de recursos educativos.

  • Un artículo de periódico tomado del Telegraph and Texas Register que incluye el discurso de investidura de Sam Houston en su papel como presidente de la República de Texas.

Additional Resources

  • El análisis de documentos es el primer paso para los que trabajan con fuentes primarias. Enseña a sus estudiantes a pensar con los documentos de fuente primaria para darles un entendimiento contextualizado y para extraer información con que formar opiniones informados.

Description

Overview

Analyzing and interpreting primary source documents related to American Indians and how they shaped the development of Texas.

Essential Questions

  1. How did the Revolution and emergence of the Republic change the power dynamic for American Indians in Texas?

Teacher Tools

Student Activities

Primary Sources

  • The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches

    Rivaya-Martínez, J. (2014). The Captivity of Macario Leal: A Tejano among the Comanches, 1847–1854. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 117(4), pp. 372-402.

  • Native Land Digital fosters conversations about the history of colonialism, indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources.

  • Newspaper article from the Telegraph and Texas Register that includes Sam Houston’s inaugural address for his position as President of the Republic of Texas. Borden, G.& T.H. “Telegraph and Texas Register (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 9, 1836.

Additional Resources

  • Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments.

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