Season 1

March 14, 2021

THL Conversations-The March 18, 1937 New London School Explosion with…

In this episode Texas History Lessons is proud to have Dean Vinson join to discuss the New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, the third worst disaster in regards to death in Texas history and the worst school related …

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March 7, 2021

This Month in Texas History - March

This Month in Texas History focuses on many of the colorful and important events that happened in Texas over the centuries. We look at the Comanche attack on l on Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba, the first Republic of …

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Feb. 24, 2021

The First Dogs!

Several thousand years ago, man’s best friend crossed over from Asia with the intrepid hunters that peopled the Americas at their sides. They were important helpers and companions for the First Peoples and were integral to m...

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Jan. 26, 2021

Lesson 13: Texas and America in 1491

In this episode we end Season 1 with a look at life in Texas and North America before European contact. Visit Panther City Air for aerial photography and videography. email: texashistorylessons@gmail.c...

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Jan. 1, 2021

This Month In Texas History - January

A new monthly episode from Texas History Lessons-This Month in Texas History! Mark these days on your calendar or in your datebook because we are about to time travel from the 1500s to the present- January 6, 1540, January 23...

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Dec. 23, 2020

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

This episode explores the early history of the Caddo Confederacies and their fascinating connection to the Mississippian Culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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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 Louisiana. Visit their website: email: Twitt...

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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 context for why the statues were dedicated and discusses the issue of their removals with a special...

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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 bands in an effort to survive,. Visit ! Visit ! email: texas...

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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, from the Pueblos to the Caddos and many more. VISIT: for added content ...

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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 peoples of Texas to celebrate a special event. On September 3, 2020 the Texas Commission on the Arts...

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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 vibrant culture and lifestyle, in tune with their environment they were fiercely independent but als...

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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 successes. Please visit to learn about their efforts to preserve and promote Tejano h...

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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 significant things to remember. Thanks for listening. Next lesson is on the Coahuiltecans of South Texas …

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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 arrived and we also look at the changes that occurred from then until just before …

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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 of Galveston, Texas on September 8, 1900 and forever impacted it's future. Thanks to friend of th...

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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 close look at the different regions of Texas and their earliest inhabitants, leading us to who …

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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 Peoples of North and South America....and Texas! Follow the show on Twitter: @TexasHistoryL Email th...

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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, one of the key influences on the Outlaw Country Movement. Even more important, he's been a key ...

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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 looking for answers to during future episodes. Lesson 3 will start our actual time …

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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 brief introduction to me, Michael, and my reasons for creating the podcast. It also goes over a …

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