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A Fresh Look at the Fort Parker Raid of 1836

Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History and the Center for the Study of the Southwest

The Center for the Study of the Southwest

presents

A Fresh Look at the Fort Parker Raid of 1836

A public lecture by

Dr. Daniel Gelo
Professor of Anthropology, Stumberg Distinguished University Chair, and Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Texas was an independent Republic for just a few years, between 1836 and 1846. This relatively short time span was, however, particularly prolific in producing frontier myths, heroes, and antiheroes, some of which have resisted the test of time surprisingly well. The Comanche Indians of the southern plains are doubtlessly one of the most enduring icons of that mythical legacy. On May 19, 1836, an Indian raid on Fort Parker, in today’s Limestone County, Texas, resulted in the killing and capture of several Anglo settlers, including Cynthia Ann Parker –future mother of the famous Comanche leader Quanah. This fabled incident has become one of the foundational myths of the Texas Republic. Dr. Gelo’s careful scrutiny of eyewitness accounts, and his understanding of indigenous geopolitical strategies at the time will reveal what actually happened at Fort Paker, the exact identity of the attackers, and what their motivations were, redressing both the standard account of the raid and some recent interpretations.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit “A Land without Borders: The Comanche Range,” produced by a group or Texas State Public History students, currently on display at the Center for the Study of the Southwest in Brazos Hall.

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Landscapes, Peoples, and Institutions: Constructing the Borderlands

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Department of History

The Center for the Study of the Southwest

presents 

Landscapes, Peoples, and Institutions: Constructing the Borderlands
Paisajes, gentes e instituciones. Una frontera en construcción

Saturday April 1, 2017 | 9:30 am - 5 pm  | Flowers Hall 230

Developments along US-Mexico Borderlands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries had long-lasting effects and contributed decisively to give the region its current configuration. This symposium offers a fresh look at some of the ways in which peoples of diverse ethnic backgrounds and geographical origins adapted to the borderlands environment and to one another during that period. As the conquest and colonization of northern New Spain progressed, crown officials and churchmen endeavored to enhance their knowledge of the land and its indigenous inhabitants, and to extend Spanish civil, military, and religious jurisdictions, social practices, and cultural traditions across the region, often at the expense of native peoples and cultures. The remoteness and harshness of the borderlands setting, the relatively low density of the Hispanic population, and the continuous presence of independent indigenous groups created distinct challenges (and opportunities) for the region’s authorities and residents, favoring the development of distinct borderlands institutions (missions, presidios, haciendas, establecimientos de paz, etc.), and the merger of peoples and cultural traditions.

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17th Annual Texas Music History Unplugged

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Wittliff Collections Gallery, 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kristi Bigley
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State University’s Center for Texas Music History, the Wittliff Collections, the Office of Equity & Access, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and the Department of History

The Center for Texas Music History

presents

17th Annual Texas Music History Unplugged,” featuring The Sisters Morales Band!

April 5th, Wednesday, 7-9PM
Wittliff Collections Gallery, 7th Floor, Alkek Library, Texas State University.

The Sisters Morales Band will perform and discuss the history of Texas-Mexican music.

This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.


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Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY); Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Helgeson
Campus Sponsor:
Interrogating Violence

Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

presents

April 20: Space, Borders, and Power: Bobcats and the Global Community, 3:30 pm in McCoy 233 (seats 146), to be followed by @JusticeTalkTXST TXST/SMTX Social Justice Happy Hour, Root Cellar Bakery, 5:00-7:00.


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Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Helgeson
Campus Sponsor:
Interrogating Violence, Philosophy Dialogues, The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

presents

June 9, 16, and 23: Summer Social Justice Dialogues, Co-Sponsored by Interrogating Violence, the Philosophy Dialogues, and The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence. 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Flowers Hall 230.


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Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Helgeson
Campus Sponsor:
Interrogating Violence, Philosophy Dialogues, The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

presents

June 9, 16, and 23: Summer Social Justice Dialogues, Co-Sponsored by Interrogating Violence, the Philosophy Dialogues, and The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence. 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Flowers Hall 230.


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Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeff Helgeson
Campus Sponsor:
Interrogating Violence, Philosophy Dialogues, The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

Interrogating Violence Series: Critical Conversations

presents

June 9, 16, and 23: Summer Social Justice Dialogues, Co-Sponsored by Interrogating Violence, the Philosophy Dialogues, and The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence. 8:00 am- 1:00 pm, Flowers Hall 230.


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