6 Spanish Mission System Built near water sourcesFertile/flat land with treesPeaceful tribesAmerican Indians used as slavesThe primary purpose for missions was to convert American Indians to Catholicism
7 Successes of the Mission System Farming techniques spreadSpread Spanish CultureSpread Spanish LanguageTransportation RoutesCamino Real
8 Failures of the Mission System Did not adequately populate TexasSpread diseaseConflicts with American Indians (nomadic)
9 Legacy of the Mission System Spanish languagePlace namesSpanish cultureSpanish architectureSpread of Catholicism
10 Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga Nacodoches MissionMission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga
15 Fray Damián MassonettCatholic church official who asked and received permission to found the first Spanish Mission in east Texas – San Francisco de los Tejas in 1690.
16 Antonio Margil de Jesús They called me the “Apostle of New Spain and Texas”. I founded the most successful mission in San Antonio – Mission de San Jose Y San Miguel de Aguayo.
17 Francisco HidalgoI was a Franciscan missionary who advocated for the early missions and American Indians. I tried to reestablish the missions after their closure by the Spanish government.
18 Jose de EscandónI was known as the 1st Count of Sierra Gorda. I served as Governor of Nuevo Santander, New Spain where I was charged with murdering Indians and taking slaves. I was a businessman and statesman during the 18th century.
19 Spanish Influence in Texas Place namesEl Paso, Amarillo, Rio Grande, San AntonioHoliday namesDia de los Muertos, Cinco de MayoCattle IndustryCatholicismSpanish ArchitectureSpanish foodsRice, watermelon, sugar cane, carrots