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Coastal Plains

Extends south along Gulf coast, sparsly populated

Piney Woods

Wet climate

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

Hernan cortez

Conquered Aztecs

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

Erasmo Seguin

Helped write constitution


Trouble in economy

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