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Map of Texas and Adjacent Regions in the Eighteenth Century

Description: Map of Texas and adjacent regions in the eighteenth century, showing North American Indian tribes, water bodies, roads, boundaries, and towns and villages. Map includes legend indicating missions, military settlements, Spanish towns, Indian villages, roads, and boundary lines as on the La Fora Map of 1771. Scale [ca. 1:2,661,120] (approximately 42 miles to the inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Bolton, Herbert E.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Espejo in the Big Bend

Description: Research paper written by Florian A. Kolodzie for a History class at Marfa High School on January 19, 1948. The paper is about the Spanish exploreres, especailly Antonio de Espejo, in the Big Bend area of Texas.
Date: 1972
Creator: Kolodzie, Florian A.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter from I. G. Vore to J. W. Denver, November 16, 1882]

Description: Letter from I. G. Vore to General J. W. Denver in Washington D.C. regarding Potawatomi Indians contacting Vore about their land claims - spoilations and railway interests around Chicago and in Kansas. Vore has claims for losses of Shawnees amounting to $360,000, the Otoe Indians want their matters with the government handled, and the Osages have the largest interests.
Date: November 16, 1882
Creator: Vore, I. G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[6 Cards from "72 Pictured Party Stunts"]

Description: Six cards taken from a 1930s party game called "72 Pictured Party Stunts." Each card has an illustration and lists an action or activity that is stereotypical or attributed to a particular ethnic group. The backs of the cards are decorated with a geometric design in blue, with a portrait of a woman in the center.
Date: 1935
Creator: Whitman Publishing Company
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Paul Parker: Half Irish, half Choctaw

Description: Photograph of an elderly man sitting in a horse-drawn buggy. The man is identified as Paul Parker, of half-Irish, half-Choctaw Indian descent. He is wearing dress clothes including suit pants, a white shirt and tie, and a vest. He is holding the reins of 2 dark-colored horses. The buggy is on a dirt road with trees and brush alongside and the location is said to be Eagle Lake, Texas.
Date: August 9, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

The Comanche Country and Adjacent Territory, 1840

Description: Military map of the Comanche Indian Territory in the Great Plains, showing Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. The map includes military trails and posts (abandoned and occupied). State lines, towns, bodies of water, and areas of elevation are also shown. Towns enclosed in brackets were established after 1840. Relief shown in hachures.
Date: 1933
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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