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High Noon Talk: Los Adaes, The First Capital Of Spanish Texas
6 October, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A RICH PERSPECTIVE ON THE SHIFTING BORDERS OF COLONIAL POWER IN EARLY TEXAS HISTORY.
In 1721, Spain established a fort and mission on the Texas-Louisiana border, to stem the tide of people and goods flowing back and forth between northern New Spain and French Louisiana. Named in part after the indigenous Adai people, the complex of the presidio was the capital of Tejas for New Spain. Join historian Francis Galan as he traces the roots of the current US-Mexico border and demonstrates that, despite efforts to the contrary, Spain could neither fully block the penetration of smuggled goods and settlers into Texas nor could it successfully convert Native Americans to Christianity and the Spanish economic system.
High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.
Program is FREE to the public.