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Spanish expeditions into Texas, 1689-1768

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Publisher:
University of Texas Press,
Pub. Date:
1995.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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Mapping old trails has a romantic allure at least as great as the difficulty involved in doing it. In this book, William Foster produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the years 1689 to 1768.

Foster draws upon the detailed diaries that each expedition kept of its route, cross-checking the journals among themselves and against previously unused eighteenth-century Spanish maps, modern detailed topographic maps, aerial photographs, and on-site inspections. From these sources emerges a clear picture of where the Spanish explorers actually passed through Texas.

This information, which corrects many previous misinterpretations, will be widely valuable. Old names of rivers and landforms will be of interest to geographers. Anthropologists and archaeologists will find new information on encounters with some 139 named Indian tribes. Botanists and zoologists will see changes in the distribution of flora and fauna with increasing European habitation, and climatologists will learn more about the "Little Ice Age" along the Rio Grande.

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9780292724884
9780292724891
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Grouping Title spanish expeditions into texas 1689 1768
Grouping Author foster william c
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-22 04:51:11AM

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subject_facet Spaniards -- Texas -- History, Texas -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish, Texas -- History -- To 1846
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