Winner, Presidio La Bahia Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 2000Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association Book Award, the Texas Old Missions and Fort Restoration Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society, 2001The Spanish colonial era in Texas 1528 1821 continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery In this book, years of archival sleuthing by Donald E Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas.By combining dramatic, real life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background, the authors bring to life these famous and sometimes infamous men of Spanish Texas Alvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaAlonso de LeonFrancisco HidalgoLouis Juchereau de St DenisAntonio MargilThe Marques de AguayoPedro de RiveraFelipe de RabagoJose de EscandonAthanase de MezieresThe Marques de RubiAntonio Gil IbarvoDomingo CabelloJose Bernardo Gutierrez de LaraJoaquin de ArredondoThe authors also devote a chapter to the women of Spanish Texas, drawing on scarce historical clues to tell the stories of both well known and previously unknown Tejana, Indian, and African women. Read Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas By Donald E. Chipman – heartforum.co.uk
Donald Eugene Chipman is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Texas Chipman is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, and he served as an advisory editor and contributor to the New Handbook of Texas In 2003, King Juan Carlos I of Spain knighted him as a Caballero of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, the highest honor that can be accorded to a non Spaniard.
- 375 pages
- Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas
- Donald E. Chipman
- 20 April 2018 Donald E. Chipman