Texas History Lessons

Texas History Lessons

Texas History Lessons is a podcast about Texas history and much more. History is an important area of study and it is fun. While most of the focus will, of course, be on Texas, I feel that any endeavor to study a place or a people is lacking if you do not have a proper context for what was happening elsewhere in the region, country, continent, and all over the world. It provides perspective. The study of Texas history is the study of a place and of people, and all of the people that have ever lived in Texas have come from somewhere else and have ties to other places and cultures. No whitewashing the past in this podcast. Real Texas History.

Recent Episodes

The First Dogs!

Feb. 24, 2021

Several thousand years ago, man’s best friend crossed over from Asia with the intrepid hunters that…

This Month in Texas History - February

Feb. 1, 2021

February might be the shortest month of the year but it is packed with important events in Texas hi…

Lesson 13: Texas and America in 1491

Jan. 26, 2021

In this episode we end Season 1 with a look at life in Texas and North America before European cont…

This Month In Texas History - January

Jan. 1, 2021

A new monthly episode from Texas History Lessons-This Month in Texas History! Mark these days on yo…

Lesson 12: The Caddos of East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Dec. 23, 2020

This episode explores the early history of the Caddo Confederacies and their fascinating connection…

The Atakapa Ishak of East Texas and Southwest Louisiana's Gulf Coast

Dec. 10, 2020

This episode looks at the lifestyle and livelihood of the Atakapa Ishak, a coastal indigenous peopl…

Recent Blog Posts

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…

Why Study History?

History Lets look at the uses and nature of history again, as we briefly did in the very first Texas History Lesson. History is a good source of pe…