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Spanish Explorers in the Southern United States, 1528-1543

Description: Book containing three translated narratives of early Spanish explorers in what would become the Southern United States. This includes the paths taken by the explorers, the people they encountered, and hardships they endured.
Date: 2017
Creator: Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent. & Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de, 16th cent.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

In the Bosom of the Comanches: A Thrilling Tale of Savage Indian Life, Massacre and Captivity Truthfully Told by a Surviving Captive

Description: Memoir of Theodore 'Dot' Babb, describing his experiences when he and several others were taken captive in the 1865 by Comanches near present-day Decatur, Texas and what happened after he was released.
Date: 2017
Creator: Babb, T. A. (Theodore Adolphus), 1852-1936
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Texas Family Secrets

Description: Collection of stories by forty local writers describing family histories and anecdotes in the Grayson County, Texas area. Each story is preceded by a brief biographical sketch of the author.
Date: 2017
Creator: Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Redshaw, Peggy A.
Partner: Austin College

Fighting Men of the Indian Wars: A Biographical Encyclopedia of the Mountain Men, Soldiers, Cowboys, and Pioneers Who Took Up Arms During America's Westward Expansion

Description: This book "is a compendium of America's Indian Wars and the mountain men, soldiers, cowboys and pioneers who took part in them" (dust-jacket). It includes information about all the major American Indian battles, the lives of notable men who fought in the battles, and the combat techniques employed. The index begins on page 247.
Date: 2017
Creator: O'Neal, Bill
Partner: Panola College

Forgotten Texas Census: First Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau of the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History, 1887-88

Description: Book containing a county by county census of Texas taken in 1887-1888. Information tallied includes such things as divorces, marriages, number of workers, church affiliation, and ethnic makeup. There is also a overview of state institutions, mineral wealth, geography, and miscellaneous information from the time.
Date: 2017
Creator: Foster, L. L.
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

The Journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the City of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the Buffalo Plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska

Description: Compilation of translated texts describing the explorations of Coronado and his companions as they traveled in Central American and parts of present-day United States, with some supplementary historical notes for context.
Date: 2017
Creator: Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries

History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties.

Description: Book containing a brief overview of the state of Texas and more specific focus on six specific counties, with extensive biographical sketches about persons related to the history of those places. An alphabetical index of persons who are included follows the table of contents at the front of the book.
Date: 2017
Creator: Lewis Publishing Company
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: This book provides a biographical view of Texas and its history. The book uses many narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history. The book also includes profiles of: the public school system in Texas; banking; the public school system; the State Fair; the Cotton Industry; oil history; and histories of select towns, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Ellis County, Waco, San Antonio, Galveston, and many others.
Date: 2017
Creator: Davis, Ellis Arthur & Grobe, Edwin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries