The Indian Texans
Texas History - Multicultural Studies - Western History
7 x 10, 168 pp.
61 b&w photos., 3 maps.
Pub Date: 03/01/2004
  cloth
Price:        $29.95 s

978-1-58544-353-6
  paper
Price:        $10.95

978-1-58544-354-3

Published by Texas A&M University Press

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The Indian Texans

By James M. Smallwood

Long before Texas became the Lone Star State, or even a Spanish territory, Indian Texans called it home. From prehistory, through European and American invasions, to the beginning of the twenty-first century, author James Smallwood traces the survival and revival of Native Americans in Texas. Smallwood highlights each Texas tribe, often providing readers the deeper understanding that comes from first-hand accounts. The Indian Texans features 62 illustrations boxed biographical sketches excerpts from the journals of Cabeza de Vaca and others. This book is part of a five-volume set from the Institute of Texan Cultures. The entire set, entitled Texans All, explores the social and cultural contributions made by five distinctive cultural groups that already existed in Texas prior to its statehood or that came to Texas in the early twentieth century: The Indian Texans, The Mexican Texans, The European Texans, The African Texans, and The Asian Texans.

JAMES M. SMALLWOOD, a Tsalagi/ Cherokee Indian, is a professor of history at Oklahoma State University. His books on Texas history and Reconstruction have earned him such recognition as the Texas State Historical Association’s Tullis Award.SARA R. MASSEY, general editor for Texans All, is an education specialist at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, where she develops social studies instructional materials for Texas history.

What Readers Are Saying:

“If the other books are as good as this one they could easily be a valuable addition to a school library. Smallwood’s book is a worthy effort and a fine book for anyone interested in the American Indians to read. Perhaps some of the younger readers of Indian or mixed blood can find their own roots in these pages. Others can learn about one of the cultural contributions of these people.” --Wichita Falls Times Record News

“This is a striking series, worth reading for everyone.” --East Texas Historical Association

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