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

Lesson 10: The Tonkawas of Central Texas

Nov. 19, 2020

The Tonkawas of Central Texas are the focus of this lesson, a tribe that created itself from many d…

Lesson 9: The Jumanos of the West Texas Trans Pecos

Oct. 31, 2020

This lesson looks at the exciting early history of the Jumanos, an important nation of traders that…

Celebrating the First Official Deep Ellum History Day - October 18

Oct. 15, 2020

This is a very special bonus episode where we take a break from our time traveling journeys to visi…

Lesson 8: The Karankawas of the Gulf Coast

Oct. 11, 2020

In this Texas History Lesson we time travel to the Gulf Coast and visit the Karankawas. Often demea…

Lesson 7: The Coahuiltecans of South Texas and Northern Mexico

Oct. 5, 2020

This week we take a look at the Coahuiltecan Nations of South Texas and Northern Mexico and learn a…

Lesson 6: The First Texans? Summary and Thoughts

Sept. 18, 2020

In this lesson we take a moment to absorb everything covered in the last three episodes and try to …

Recent Blog Posts


The image above is from Karankawas.com an excellent website on the very interesting Karankawa people of the Texas Gulf Coast.  The site is run by …

Welcome to Texas History Lessons

This website will act as a supplement to the THL podcast.  It will have links to interesting articles and history resources, recommended reading lis…