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TX History Ch 6.3



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  • 1. Chapter 6: The Spanish Missions Section 3: The Spanish Return to Texas
  • 2. Bellwork
    • Why did the Spanish missions in East Texas fail?
    • Why might the Spanish want to return to East Texas?
  • 3. A New French Threat
    • After failures in East Texas, the Spanish ignore Texas for more than 20 years
    Spanish Flag
  • 4. A New French Threat
    • Father Francisco Hidalgo asked the French for help in establishing missions in East Texas
    Reconstructed model of San Francisco de los Tejas, where Father Francisco Hidalgo had served
  • 5. A New French Threat
    • 1713: Gov. Cadillac of Louisiana sends Louis Juchereau de St. Denis to East Texas to find Father Hidalgo
    Bust of Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
  • 6. A New French Threat
    • Travels through East Texas searching for Father Hidalgo
    • After not finding Father Hidalgo, St. Denis heads towards West Texas
  • 7. A New French Threat
    • Trades with Tejas Indians
    • Spain prohibited French from trading in New Spain
  • 8. A New French Threat
    • Arrives at San Juan Bautista and is arrested
    • Taken to Mexico for questioning
  • 9. East Texas Missions
    • Spanish alarmed by presence of a French trader in Texas
    • Decide to build new missions in East Texas
  • 10. New East Texas Missions
    • 1716: Domingo Ramon leads an expedition to East Texas
    • St. Denis serves as a guide
  • 11. New East Texas Missions
    • Warmly welcomed by the Tejas
    • Establish Nuestro Padre San Francisco de los Tejas near site of original mission
    Preaching to the Tejas Indians
  • 12. New East Texas Missions
    • Hidalgo placed in charge of mission
    • Established five more missions in East Texas
  • 13. San Antonio Settlements
    • Spanish knew first mission in East Texas failed due to its distant location
    • Decide to establish an outpost between the Rio Grande and the East Texas missions
  • 14. San Antonio Settlements
    • 1718: San Antonio de Valero— mission built along the San Antonio River
  • 15. Mission Concepcion
  • 16. San José y San Miguel de Aguayo,
  • 17.  
  • 18. Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • 19.  
  • 20. Mission San Francisco de la Espada
  • 21. Espada Aqueduct
  • 22. San Antonio Settlements
    • The first organized civil government in Texas was in San Antonio
    • Would become the half-way point on the El Camino Real
  • 23. San Antonio Settlements
    • El Camino Real —”Royal Road” that led from East Texas missions to Mexico City
    • Used to establish and supply East Texas missions
  • 24. The National Park Service is currently planning a historical trail in commemoration of the Camino Real