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in Saltillo. Peace was not to be. On July 2, 1832, TerAn wrote
sadly to his friend, Lucas Alaman, saying: "The revolution is
about to break forth and Texas is lost .... What will happen to
Texas? It will go as God wills."
The book ends on a note of mystery. Dr. Morton says that
on July 3, 1832, General Teran arose early, dressed carefully
wearing all his military honors, walked to the church in the
village of San Antonio de Padilla, and thrust his sword through
his heart. Some writers contend that Teran was murdered for
political reasons, but Dr. Morton is of the opinion that Teran's
ill health and despondent letters bear out the verdict of suicide.
By way of criticism, the author has omitted from the index
several figures given passing attention in the text. Although all
footnote references are given, it would be helpful to other re-
search scholars to find a bibliography appended.
Dr. Morton is to be congratulated on a clear, concise, and
readable style. He has made a significant contribution to
understanding of Mier y Teran and the relationship between
Texas and Mexico during the period of his life. The Texas State
Historical Association is to be commended for the selection and
publication of this study and for the pleasing format of the book.
George Washington University
The Indians of the Southwest: A Century of Development Un-
der the United States. By Edward Everett Dale. Norman
(University of Oklahoma Press), 1949. Pp. xvi+283. Bibli-
ography, illustrations and maps. $4.00.
Professor Dale's abiding interest in the Indians of America
has once more borne rich fruit. The Indians of the Southwest is
designed to give the general reader a better knowledge and un-
derstanding of the Southwestern tribes as they are today by trac-
ing the story of events which have helped to create present con-
ditions. It is a broad survey, rather than a detailed account, of
the more important aspects of one hundred years of Indian ad-
ministration emphasizing those activities which have proved of
permanent value. When the United States obtained jurisdiction
over the vast territory known as the "Mexican Cession" by the


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