Extends south along Gulf coast, sparsly populated
Post Oak belt
Flat land. No large cities. Bryan, College Station, Tyler. Ranching
Horse important to Plain Indians
Expand hunting grounds
Rise of farming led to
More complex society
Land bridhe first Americans crossed over
Juan de Onate
Founded New Mexico
Alonso Alvarez de Pineda
Searched for a waterway to the Pacific
Fray Marcos de Niza
Sent by spanish viceroy to find Cibola The 7 cities of gold
Corpus Christi de la Isleta
First Spanish mission
Fort St. Louis
Founded by La Salle
San Antonio de Bexar
Presidio near San Antonio de Valero
Grito de Dolores
Father Hidalgo on Sept. 16, 1810
Augustin de Ituribe
First ruler of independent Mexico
Spain let Americans come
To raise the population
Mexico gets independence
Defeated spaniards in 1821
Stephen F. Austin
Was welcomed when he arrived in San Antonio
Helped write constitution
Trouble in economy
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