2 Antonio 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.
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 of Nuevo Santander.
5 Jose 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”
6 Damian 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.
7 San 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
8 San Francisco de los Tejas Francisco HidalgoPriest at the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas.San Francisco de los Tejas
9 Francisco 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.