2Antonio Margil de Jesus Spanish Franciscan priestFounded several missions in East Texas.-Nuestra Senora de los Dolores-San Miguel de los AdaesFranciscans- Friars; people who adhere to the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Also applies to members who adhere to the Roman Catholic Church.
3Antonio Margil de Jesus Moved to San Antonio & founded San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo.
4Jose de Escondon Military commander for Spain. Governor of Nuevo Santander.
5Jose de Escondon Led Spain’s expansion efforts in South Texas. Founded over 20 towns & missions along the Rio Grande.Known as the “Father of the Lower Rio Grande Valley”
6Damian MassanetConvinced the Viceroy of New Spain to colonize East Texas & try to convert the Caddoes to Catholicism.1690 sent with Alonso De Leon, other priest & soldiers to build a mission.
7San Francisco de los Tejas Damian MassanetHelped build San Francisco de los Tejas.Immediate results- many missionsLasting result- all missions he established failed.San Francisco de los Tejas
8San Francisco de los Tejas Francisco HidalgoPriest at the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas.San Francisco de los Tejas
9Francisco HidalgoTried 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.