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The Conquest of the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, 1821-1859

(Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation #20)

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In 1821, although Spain claimed what is now Texas, American Indian groups occupied it. Less than forty years later, they had been largely displaced, and their subsistence economy, supplemented by raiding and trade, had been replaced by an Anglo-Texan agricultural economy linked to a rapidly expanding and industrializing capitalist system.

For the Karankawas and the Tonkawas
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Texas A University Press
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Laura Jean
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I confess, I did not read this book as closely as I ought to have.

This is not just a history of the conquest of the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, but it is also a look at conquest and the myriad influences that led to the eventual destruction of these native Texas tribes and their culture.

This is a scholarly work and as such, one should pay close attention to the ideologies and methodologies being used, and I did not. I can say, it was well written and researched. Anyone interested in this topi
Neal Hampton
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Awful awful awful. A rendition of the murder, massacre, and total cultural destruction of the Karankawa of Texas in the early nineteenth century. THe Tonkawa fared marginally better and live today in Indian communities in northern Oklahoma. Still, the Texans, historically, have a lot to answer for in their treatment of both these indigenous groups.
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