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TOPIC LIST INDEX

  1. The Texas Landscape
  2. State Symbols
  3. The First Texans
  4. European Explorers in Texas
  5. The Arrival of Anglo-Americans
  6. Mexican Independence from Spain
  7. The Texas Revolution
  8. The Republic of Texas
  9. Annexation: Texas Becomes Part of the United States
10. The New State of Texas
11. Life of Native Americans Changed Forever
12. Late 19th/Early 20th Century Texas
13. Into Modern Times



TOPIC LISTS with links to Handbook of Texas Online articles

1. THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE

Central and High Plains

Caprock
Panhandle
Edwards Plateau
Llano Estacado
Playas
Palo Duro Canyon
Enchanted Rock
Hill Country

Gulf Coastal Plains

Gulf of Mexico
East Texas
Texas Forest Service
Rio Grande Valley

Mountains and Basins

Davis Mountains
Big Bend National Park
Avery Canyon
Chisos Mountains

Other

Mammals
Rare and Endangered Plants

2. STATE SYMBOLS

Flags of Texas
State Tree
State Bird
State Motto
San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission
Texas, Our Texas

3. THE FIRST TEXANS

General

Prehistory
Overview of Archeological Chronology in Texas (chart)
Indians
Apache Indians (extract)
Caddo Indians (extract)
Cherokee Indians (extract)
Comanche Indians (extract)
Tonkawa Indians (extract)
Indian Relations
Folk Arts and Crafts

Peoples

Apache Indians
Atakapa Indians
Alabama-Coushatta Indians
Caddo Indians
Hasinai Indians
Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site
Cherokee Indians
Cherokee War
Coahuiltecan Indians
Comanche Indians
Jumano Indians
Karankawa Indians
Pueblo Indians
Tigua Indians
Tonkawa Indians

4. EUROPEAN EXPLORERS IN TEXAS

Exploration
Spanish Texas (extract)
Álvarez de Pineda, Alonso
Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez
Seven Cities Of Cíbola
Vázquez de Coronado, Francisco
Coronado Expedition
La Salle, René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de
La Salle Expedition
Narváez, Pánfilo de
Niza, Marcos de
Estevanico (Esteban)
Oñate, Juan de
Spanish Mapping of Texas (extract)
Catholic Church
Spanish Missions (extract)
Presidios
Mission Architecture
Indians During the Spanish Period (extract)

5. THE ARRIVAL OF ANGLO-AMERICANS

Empresario
Land Grants (extract)
Mexican Colonization Laws (extract)
Anglo-American Colonization
Law of April 6, 1830
Austin, Moses
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Cotton Ginning (economic motivation for colonization)
Wool and Mohair Industry (economic motivation for colonization)
San Felipe de Austin, Tx (unofficial capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony)
Agriculture

6. MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN

Mexican War of Independence
Mexican Texas
Mexican Government of Texas
Texas in the Age of Mexican Independence
Fiestas Patrias (Cinco de Mayo & Diez y Seis de Septiembre)
Indians During the Republics of Mexico and Texas (extract)

7. THE TEXAS REVOLUTION

Law of April 6, 1830
Texas Declaration of Independence
Independence Day
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park
Constitution of the Republic of Texas
Texas Revolution
Gonzales, Battle of
Alamo, Battle of the
Runaway Scrape
Goliad Massacre
San Jacinto, Battle of
San Jacinto Monument and Museum
Black Bean Episode
Houston, Samuel
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Zavala, Lorenzo de
Seguín, Juan José María Erasmo
Smith, Erastus [Deaf]
Santa Anna, Antonio López de
Cos, Martín Perfecto de
Treaties of Velasco

8. THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

Republic of Texas
Houston, Samuel
Jones, Anson
Indians During the Republics of Mexico and Texas (extract)

9. ANNEXATION: TEXAS BECOMES PART OF THE UNITED STATES

Annexation
Late Nineteenth-Century Texas

10. THE NEW STATE OF TEXAS

Growth and Immigration and its Influence on Texas

Land Grants (extract)
Empresario
Mexican Colonization Laws (extract)
Law of April 6, 1830
African Americans
Czechs
English
French
Willow Creek
Germans
Sunday Houses
German Music
Irish
Poles
Swedes
Palm Valley, TX
Swede Hill, TX
Swiss

Cultural Influences

Folk Arts and Crafts

Progress and Economic Influences

Telegraph Service
Agriculture
Trade Tokens
Sugar Production
Cattleman
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Dairy Industry
Sheep Ranching
Sheep Wars
Cotton Culture
Cotton Ginning
Rice Culture
Wheat Culture
Sorghum Culture
Shipbuilding
Shrimping Industry
Lumber Industry
Manufacturing Industries
Windmills

Slavery/Civil War/Reconstruction

Civil War
Mexican Texans in the Civil War
Slavery
Slavery, Urban
Abolition
Texas Troubles
Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
Free Blacks
Reconstruction
Agriculture
(for effect of Civil War on)
Juneteenth
Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Concho

11. LIFE OF NATIVE AMERICANS CHANGED FOREVER

Indians During Statehood (extract)
Second United States Cavalry
Buffalo Hunting
Indian Relations
Cherokee War
Red River War
Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of
Indian Reservations
Comanche Indian Reservation

12. LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY TEXAS

Late Nineteenth-Century Texas

Cattle/Inventions

Cattle Trailing
Cattle Brands
Ranching
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Cattle Rustling
Barbed Wire
Fence Cutting
Borden, Sidney Gail
Frying Pan Ranch (includes Joseph Glidden)
Higgins, Pattillo
Patents in the Republic of Texas

Oil Industry Growth

Spindletop Oilfield
Oilfield Strike of 1917
Oil and Gas Industry

The Great Depression and World War II

Great Depression
World War II
Texas in the 1920s
Texas Since World War II

The Coming of the Train and other Signs of Progress

Railroads
Electrical Power
Manufacturing Industries
Urbanization
Refrigeration
Water Improvement Districts
Mineral Resources and Mining
Agriculture
Agricultural Research
Texas Forest Service
Houston Ship Channel
Inland Waterways

Construction of Highways and Roads

Highway Development
Greer, Dewitt Carlock

Development of State Parks

Civilian Conservation Corps
Civil Engineering
INCLUDES THESE SUB-HEADINGS: Environmental Engineering [water supply and protection]; Transportation Engineering [harbor, railroad, highway and airport development]; Structural Engineering [bridges/tall buildings]; Hydraulic Engineering [flood control]; Geotechnical Engineering [characterizing soils and rocks for the design of various structures]

13. INTO MODERN TIMES

Telegraph Service
Radio
Telephone Service
Television
Railroads
Highway Development
Texas Equal Rights Amendment
Oil and Gas Industry
Petrochemical Industry
Texas Instruments
Dell Computer Corporation

Texans Who Have Made a Difference

Ferguson, Miriam Amanda Wallace [Ma]
Jordan, Barbara Charline
Murphy, Audie Leon
Rodríguez, Cleto L.
Tower, John Goodwin
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Johnson, Lyndon Baines

Created by Marsha Crow, Great Oaks Elementary, Round Rock ISD, summer 2001.

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