10 episodes

What is the Time Travelin’ Texican show all about? It’s about Texas History, and all of it’s many levels, layers, and players. Texas history has so many branches that it is almost impossible even for those of us who spend time studying and researching Texas History to know all there is to know. If you’re one of the many, many Americans who are moving to our State, I can guarantee your knowledge about Texas History is limited; especially if you learned about Texas from TV and the movies. That’s really what this show and series is all about, I want to talk about Texas History in a way that is fun, from the point of view of those who experienced it, (no date memorization's although I will tell you some dates, and above all no tests), it’s going to be honest, and it’s going to be accurate. Now there’s a thing about honest and accurate history, it most likely will not please everyone. It’s important to remember, there are at least two sides to every story, I personally, as a historian, depend on what we call “source documents”, these are the words of those who were there, not the words of folks who say, “well what they meant was”….no, no…t

The Time Travelin Texican Michael 'Hank' Wilson

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What is the Time Travelin’ Texican show all about? It’s about Texas History, and all of it’s many levels, layers, and players. Texas history has so many branches that it is almost impossible even for those of us who spend time studying and researching Texas History to know all there is to know. If you’re one of the many, many Americans who are moving to our State, I can guarantee your knowledge about Texas History is limited; especially if you learned about Texas from TV and the movies. That’s really what this show and series is all about, I want to talk about Texas History in a way that is fun, from the point of view of those who experienced it, (no date memorization's although I will tell you some dates, and above all no tests), it’s going to be honest, and it’s going to be accurate. Now there’s a thing about honest and accurate history, it most likely will not please everyone. It’s important to remember, there are at least two sides to every story, I personally, as a historian, depend on what we call “source documents”, these are the words of those who were there, not the words of folks who say, “well what they meant was”….no, no…t

    Episode 10 – Did Spanish Colonization have a chance?

    Episode 10 – Did Spanish Colonization have a chance?

    In this episode, I explore the relationships between the native tribes and each other and the native tribes and the Spanish and question whether or not Spanish Colonization of Texas had a realistic chance to succeed. Each tribe was unique, … Continue reading →

    • 9 min
    Episode 9 – LaSalle and the French

    Episode 9 – LaSalle and the French

    • 15 min
    Episode 8 – Spanish Presidios and here come the French

    Episode 8 – Spanish Presidios and here come the French

    In this episode, I talk about the Spanish Presidios, where some of them were located, what was their purpose, how they were designed, and a little about life in them.  I also touch on how the French were making incursions … Continue reading →

    • 14 min
    Episode 7 – The Spanish Missions

    Episode 7 – The Spanish Missions

    (Not a word for word transcript) So far we’ve talked about the state of the world in the 1500s, the first Spanish expedition in Texas in the 1530s, the earliest residents, and in the last episode, it was about the … Continue reading →

    • 12 min
    Episode 6 – A Clash of Cultures

    Episode 6 – A Clash of Cultures

    Welcome to Episode 6 of the Time Travelin’ Texican show, a Clash of Cultures. So far we’ve talked about the state of the world in the 1500s, the first Spanish expedition in Texas in the 1530s, and we’ve touched a … Continue reading →

    • 13 min
    Episode 5 – The Caddo, Wichita, and Tigua Tribes of Texas

    Episode 5 – The Caddo, Wichita, and Tigua Tribes of Texas

    So far we’ve talked about the state of the world in the 1500s, the first Spanish expedition in Texas in the 1530s, and we’ve touched a little on the geography and the people who were living in Texas at that … Continue reading →

    • 14 min

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