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1 Spanish Colonial Period
By: Erika Liebel

2 Timeline st Texas Mission Established, Corpus Christi De La Ysleta – El Paso, Texas 1718 Founding of San Antonio 1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain

3 El Paso Missions El Paso Mission Trail

4 The First Mission in Texas
Corpus Christi de la Ysleta - Outside Corpus Christi de la Ysleta - Inside

5 San Antonio Missions Lone Star Junction

6 Spanish Mission System
Built near water sources Fertile/flat land with trees Peaceful tribes American Indians used as slaves The primary purpose for missions was to convert American Indians to Catholicism

7 Successes of the Mission System
Farming techniques spread Spread Spanish Culture Spread Spanish Language Transportation Routes Camino Real

8 Failures of the Mission System
Did not adequately populate Texas Spread disease Conflicts with American Indians (nomadic)

9 Legacy of the Mission System
Spanish language Place names Spanish culture Spanish architecture Spread of Catholicism

10 Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga
Nacodoches Mission Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga

11 Los Adaes Mission Texas Beyond History

12 Goliad Texas Tripper

13 Settlements Texas Almanac

14 Individuals

15 Fray Damián Massonett Catholic 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 Hidalgo I 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 Escandón I 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 names El Paso, Amarillo, Rio Grande, San Antonio Holiday names Dia de los Muertos, Cinco de Mayo Cattle Industry Catholicism Spanish Architecture Spanish foods Rice, watermelon, sugar cane, carrots

20 The End

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