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  1. The Spanish Missions Section 3: The Spanish Return to Texas

  2. Bellwork • Why did the Spanish missions in East Texas fail? • Why might the Spanish want to return to East Texas?

  3. A New French Threat • After failures in East Texas, the Spanish ignore Texas for more than 20 years Spanish Flag

  4. A New French Threat • Father Francisco Hidalgo asked the French for help in establishing missions in East Texas Reconstructed model of San Francisco de los Tejas, where Father Francisco Hidalgo had served

  5. A New French Threat • 1713: Gov. Cadillac of Louisiana sends Louis Juchereau de St. Denis to East Texas to find Father Hidalgo Bust of Louis Juchereau de St. Denis

  6. A New French Threat • Travels through East Texas searching for Father Hidalgo • After not finding Father Hidalgo, St. Denis heads towards West Texas

  7. A New French Threat • Trades with Tejas Indians • Spain prohibited French from trading in New Spain

  8. A New French Threat • Arrives at San Juan Bautista and is arrested • Taken to Mexico for questioning

  9. East Texas Missions • Spanish alarmed by presence of a French trader in Texas • Decide to build new missions in East Texas

  10. New East Texas Missions • 1716: Domingo Ramon leads an expedition to East Texas • St. Denis serves as a guide

  11. New East Texas Missions • Warmly welcomed by the Tejas • Establish Nuestro Padre San Francisco de los Tejas nearsite of original mission Preaching to the Tejas Indians

  12. New East Texas Missions • Hidalgo placed in charge of mission • Established five more missions in East Texas

  13. San Antonio Settlements • Spanish knew first mission in East Texas failed due to its distant location • Decide to establish an outpost between the Rio Grande and the East Texas missions

  14. San Antonio Settlements • 1718: San Antonio de Valero—mission built along the San Antonio River

  15. Mission Concepcion

  16. San José y San Miguel de Aguayo,

  17. Mission San Juan Capistrano

  18. Mission San Francisco de la Espada

  19. Espada Aqueduct

  20. San Antonio Settlements • The first organized civil government in Texas was in San Antonio • Would become the half-way point on the El Camino Real

  21. San Antonio Settlements • El Camino Real—”Royal Road” that led from East Texas missions to Mexico City • Used to establish and supply East Texas missions

  22. The National Park Service is currently planning a historical trail in commemoration of the Camino Real http://www.senate.gov/~hutchison/ccelcamino.htm http://www.nps.gov/elte/