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Antonio Margil de Jesus priest Spanish Franciscan priest East Texas Founded several missions in East Texas. -Nuestra Senora de los Dolores -San Miguel.

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2 Antonio Margil de Jesus priest Spanish Franciscan priest East Texas Founded several missions in East Texas. -Nuestra Senora de los Dolores -San Miguel de los Adaes Franciscans- Friars; people who adhere to the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Also applies to members who adhere to the Roman Catholic Church.

3 Antonio Margil de Jesus Moved to San Antonio & founded San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo.

4 Jose de Escondon Military commander for Spain. Governor Governor of Nuevo Santander.

5 Led Spain’s expansion efforts in South Texas. Founded over 20 towns & missions along the Rio Grande. Father of the Lower Rio Grande Valley” Known as the “Father of the Lower Rio Grande Valley” Jose de Escondon

6 Damian Massanet Convinced the Viceroy of New Spain to colonize East Texas & try to convert the Caddoes to Catholicism sent with Alonso De Leon, other priest & soldiers to build a mission.

7 San Francisco de los Tejas. Helped build San Francisco de los Tejas. Immediate results- many missions Lasting result- all missions he established failed. Damian Massanet San Francisco de los Tejas

8 Francisco Hidalgo Priest at the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. Priest at the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. San Francisco de los Tejas

9 Tried to work with French priest to provide religious services to the local natives when Spanish priests weren’t available. Caused the Spanish to be suspicious of possible French colonization. Francisco Hidalgo


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