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.

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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