Mission San Francisco de los Tejas
Mission San Juan Bautista
Mission Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
Presidio La Bahía
The discovery of gold there
The need for Native American workers there
The peaceful Native Americans there
The fear of French settlements there
The Tejas resented the Spaniards' attempts to change the way they lived.
Disease killed many of the Native Americans.
The friars decided that the mission must be abandoned.
Drought ruined the Tejas's crops.
He wanted the French to make large profits exchanging blankets and guns for furs.
He wanted the French to establish a mission among the Tejas.
He asked the French to take territory away from the Spanish.
He hoped the French would trade with Spanish merchants in Mexico.
It was halfway between New Spain and the new missions in East Texas.
It was close to the French settlements in Louisiana.
Petroleum was discovered there.
It was a natural cross-over location along the Rio Grande.
Attended school after breakfast
Wove cloth, molded pottery, or cooked
Learned carpentry or blacksmithing
Scouted the countryside for intruders
There wasn't enough food for everyone.
They had no say in the government.
They wanted to practice the Protestant faith, not Catholicism.
They were not accustomed to the strictly regulated lifestyle.
Both male and female ranchers raised thousands of cattle.
A Tejano character was asserting itself among the settlers.
The population in Spanish Texas was limited to Spaniards and Native Americans.
Soldiers brought their families to the military towns and farmed and soldiered for a living.