Episodes

Dec. 10, 2020

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

This episode looks at the lifestyle and livelihood of the Atakapa Ishak, a coastal indigenous people living in Texas and Louisian…

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Nov. 30, 2020

Bonus Episode: Confederate Statues - Should They Stay or Should They …

This episode is on the controversial subject of Confederate Statue removal. The episode takes a deep look into the historical con…

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Nov. 19, 2020

Lesson 10: The Tonkawas of Central Texas

The Tonkawas of Central Texas are the focus of this lesson, a tribe that created itself from many different small, autonomous ban…

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Oct. 31, 2020

Lesson 9: The Jumanos of the West Texas Trans Pecos

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

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Oct. 15, 2020

Celebrating the First Official Deep Ellum History Day - October 18

This is a very special bonus episode where we take a break from our time traveling journeys to visit the earliest indigenous peop…

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Oct. 11, 2020

Lesson 8: The Karankawas of the Gulf Coast

In this Texas History Lesson we time travel to the Gulf Coast and visit the Karankawas. Often demeaned, the Karankawas had a vibr…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Lesson 7: The Coahuiltecans of South Texas and Northern Mexico

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

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Sept. 18, 2020

Lesson 6: The First Texans? Summary and Thoughts

In this lesson we take a moment to absorb everything covered in the last three episodes and try to see if there are any significa…

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Sept. 11, 2020

Lesson 5: The First Texans: Part 3

In this lesson we look at the lives of the First Peoples of Texas around the various regions of the state of Texas when they arri…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Bonus - The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

It's another bonus episode. This one is to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the devastating hurricane that ravaged the city o…

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Aug. 29, 2020

Lesson 4: The First Texans: Part 2

In this episode we finish looking at the populating of the Americas by the First Peoples. In the next episode we will take a clos…

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Aug. 20, 2020

Lesson 3: The First Texans-Part 1

In this episode of Texas History Lessons we time travel way back thousands of years and investigate the origins of the First Peop…

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Aug. 15, 2020

Bonus: Texas Music - Billy Joe Shaver

We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled lessons to take a side trip into Texas Music legend Billy Joe Shaver's career, …

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Aug. 8, 2020

Lesson 2: The Land, Part 1

In this episode we take a big picture view of the land that makes up Texas and we start discussing some questions that we will be…

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Aug. 1, 2020

Lesson 1: Why Study History?

Welcome to the first episode of Texas History Lessons, a podcast that wants to make history fun for everyone. This episode is a b…

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