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The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 5

In this episode we explore the interactions of the cattle drives with the Native American nations, including the Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Comanche, and Kiowa. The song heard at the beginning and end of this episode is "Old D...

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Oct. 10, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 5

In this episode we explore the interactions of the cattle drives with the Native American nations, including the Choctaw, Cheroke…

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Sept. 25, 2021

This Month In Texas History - September

In this episode we celebrate many important dates in September Texas History including the September 16, 1810 Cry of Dolores that…

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Sept. 8, 2021

Re-Release: The Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900

In honor of the 121st anniversary of the devastating Galveston Hurricane of September 8, 1900 this episode is being re-released f…

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Aug. 23, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 4

In this episode we continue the series on the Texas cattle drives and take a look at the trails that were used- the Shawnee Trail…

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Aug. 16, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 3

In Part 3 of the series on the Texas Cattle Drives we look at how the trail drives were organized, who were the cowboys, what the…

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Aug. 9, 2021

The Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890 Part 2

In this episode we continue the series on the Texas Cattle Drives of 1866 to 1890. We review the foundations of the ranching indu…

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Aug. 2, 2021

This Month In Texas History - August

In this episode we try to look at the story of Texas over several Augusts since the 1700s. An especially important event covered …

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July 23, 2021

The Cattle Drives: The Birth and Death of an Industry 1865-1890 Part…

This episode launches a special series on the development of the cattle drives and the entrepreneurial business people that made …

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July 17, 2021

This Month in Texas History - July

This episode takes us back to events in July in Texas history including the early missions, the reign of Emperor Iturbide, the an…

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June 14, 2021

Jose Canales and the Texas Rangers Investigation of 1919

In this special episode the hosts of Texas History Lessons and the Wild West Extravaganza switch podcasts for one episode. Each h…

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New Spotlight Artist Page! Finally

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Additional Information on the Jumanos provided by Makowa De

It's a pleasure to share a couple of bits of information shared by a Jumano historian, Makowa De: 1.  I enjoyed lesson 9 obviously. I do want to ma…