Contrary

Forgotten Facts

In 1836 when Texas declared Independence from Mexico, there were approximately 4,000 citizens of Mexican descent and about 20,000 from the United States living in Texas.

Those 20,000 Americans were invited to colonize Texas because Mexico could not convince many Mexicans to move north mainly because of the threat of raids from Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Indians. Mexico was also afraid that French settlers from Louisiana would claim Texas as a province of France.

 

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January 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. California was a little different.

    Comment by reddog | January 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. A book entitled “Comanches” by T. R. Fehrenbach states that the Comanches only allowed the Mexicans to remain around the Santa fe area because the Comanches needed horses and came around each Spring to steal them.

    Comment by cutshoot | January 16, 2010 | Reply


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