mr.M Kahsawna Weaver

  • Jan 1, 1500

    before the 1500

    prior to the arrival of the first european explores numerous tribes of the indians of texas
  • Apr 1, 1519

    mid 1519

    sailing from a base in jamaica,Alonso Alaverez de pineda,a spanish adventurer,was the first to explore and map of texas coast line
  • Nov 1, 1528

    november 1528

    Cabeza De Vaca shipwrecked on what is believed today to be the Galveston Island
  • Nov 1, 1540


    In search of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado lead an expedition into the present southwestern United States and across northern Texas.
  • 18 november 1685

    Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas. Two years later, LaSalle was murdered by his own men.
  • 22 april 1869

    Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle established Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay, and thus formed the basis for France's claim to Texas. Two years later, LaSalle was murdered by his own men.
  • gutirezz magee expedition

    About 130-men strong, the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition crossed the Sabine from Louisiana in a rebel movement against Spanish rule in Texas.
  • stephen f austin

    Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River.
  • convection 1832-1833

    The Convention of 1832 and the Convention of 1833 in Texas were triggered by growing dissatisfaction among the settlements with the policies of the government in Mexico City.
  • battle of velasco

    The Battle of Velasco resulted in the first casualties in Texas' relations with Mexico. After several days of fighting, the Mexicans under Domingo de Ugartechea were forced to surrender for lack of ammunition.
  • revouloution began

    Texans repulsed a detachment of Mexican cavalry at the Battle of Gonzales. The revolution began.
  • golaid campaign

    The Goliad Campaign of 1835 ended when George Collingsworth, Ben Milam, and forty-nine other Texans stormed the presidio at Goliad and a small detachment of Mexican defenders.
  • jim bowie

    -- Jim Bowie, James Fannin and 90 Texans defeated 450 Mexicans at the Battle of Concepcion, near San Antonio.
  • consulation

    The Consultation met to consider options for more autonomous rule for Texas. A document known as the Organic Law outlined the organization and functions of a new Provisional Government.
  • texas declaration

    The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed by members of the Convention of 1836. An ad interim government was formed for the newly created Republic of Texas.
  • runaway scape began

    Texans under Col. William B. Travis were overwhelmed by the Mexican army after a two-week siege at the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio. The Runaway Scrape began.
  • sam houston

    Sam Houston abandoned Gonzales in a general retreat eastward to avoid the invading Mexican army.
  • battles in history

    Texans under Sam Houston routed the Mexican forces of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Thus, independence was won in one of the most decisive battles in history.
  • 1 november 1839

    The Texas Congress first met in Austin, the frontier site selected for the capital of the Republic.
  • battle of plum creek

    The Battle of Plum Creek, near present-day Lockhart, ended the boldest and most penetrating Comanche challenge to the Texas Republic.
  • sante fe expedition

    The Texan Santa Fe Expedition set out for New Mexico. Near Sante Fe, they were intercepted by Mexican forces and marched 2000 miles to prison in Mexico City.
  • san antonio

    -- San Antonio was again captured, this time by 1400 Mexican troops under Adrian Woll. Again the Mexicans retreated, but this time with prisoners
  • houston

    Under orders of Sam Houston, officials arrived in Austin to remove the records of the Republic of Texas to the city of Houston, touching off the bloodless Archives War.
  • making texas the 28th state

    U. S. President James Polk followed through on a campaign platform promising to annex Texas, and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.
  • mexican-american war

    The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
  • texas seceded

    Texas seceded from the Federal Union following a 171 to 6 vote by the Secession Convention. Governor Sam Houston was one of a small minority opposed to secession.
  • remainded of civil war

    After several weeks of Federal occupation of Texas' most important seaport, the Battle of Galveston restored the island to Texas control for remainder of Civil War.
  • last land engagment

    The last land engagement of the Civil War was fought at the Battle of Palmito Ranch in far south Texas, more than a month after Gen. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA.
  • reconstruction continued

    The United States Congress readmitted Texas into the Union. Reconstruction continued, however, for another four years.
  • university of texas

    The University of Texas opened its doors in Austin for its inaugural session. First courses were offered in the Academic Department and a Law Department.
  • black gold

    The discovery of "black gold" at the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont launched Texas into a century of oil exploration, electronics, and manned space travel.