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Rogers Revised Spanish Colonization and Influence in Texas
Transcript of Rogers Revised Spanish Colonization and Influence in Texas
affect where missions were built in Texas?
Why did central Texas become the area the Spanish decided to build the majority of their
Missions were Spain’s main way of colonizing and were expected to be self-supporting. The first missions were established in the
El Paso area, then East Texas and finally in the San Antonio
area. Missions were used to convert the American Indians to the
faith and make loyal subjects to Spain.
Towns – towns and settlements were built near the missions and colonists were brought in for colonies to grow and survive. The first group of colonists to establish a community was the
in San Antonio (1730).
Ranches – ranching was more conducive to where missions and settlements were thriving (San Antonio). Cattle were easier to raise and protect as compared to farming.
MAP OF MISSIONS
Spanish Colonial Homes
The Spanish used
to build their homes.
DOG RUN HOMES
built with a breezeway for shade and to catch the breeze
in the area
made from deer hide (
a natural resource
built to aquire water near their homes
killed animals and grew crops
"ACEQIAS (aquifer) "
Many (MOST) places in Texas are named in Spanish!
– in Spanish it means
. This was the color of the soil of the area and the beautiful wildflowers.
Named by early settlers in this area
Rio Grande – in Spanish it means “
Home – hacienda
Presidio – fort
Aceqias – wells (aquifer)
Adobe – brick
Arch – style of architecture
Tortillas – flat bread made of corn
Tamales – dumpling made of corn, flour, and meat
Corridos – ballads
Frescos – mural painting found in Catholic churches
Tejano Music – music that originated from the cultural convergence of Spanish, German, Czech, and Polish music and instruments