Sister State of Texas Timeline-affecting
the Tejas Indian Nation -
For the Louisiana Timeline
The original spelling of Tejas was Teyas
meaning eternal friend, friend of the Creator, Friend From the
Heavens, and Eternal Friend from Heaven. Other known meanings include Tip of the Spear, the
sharp point, the sunset people and the edge of fire. Anglo names for Tejas are James, Santiago, and
(1500) The Blue Woman / The Blue Water Woman
The Creator prepares her for her first journeys to the Tejas and appears to the Great Council of Chiefs
pictured here. She converts and teaches Christianity to the Tribal Nation and tells the old stories of the
Nation, bringing revelation to the medicine lodges and baptizing over 30,000 Tejas. She is the Matron
Saint of the Tribal Nation. Reports of this start to reach Spain in 1689 regarding her visits to the hidden
kingdom of the Tejas Nation - Maria de Jesus Azle de los Agreda.
Read the various accounts of The Lady in Blue
(1519) Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda maps the Texas coastal
areas meet with the Tejas Indians
(1541) Coronado meets Tejas Indians in his travels
(1600) Small pox comes and runs rapid causing death and devastation affecting
all of Native America.
French relationship with the Tejas improves with better trading.
- see French/Louisiana timeline
(1790) Escaped slaves come to Tejas by treaty with Seminole - Treaty
of 300 between the Tejas and Seminole which is still in force to this day (see Teri Shiavo page)
(1806) United States signs the Freeman, Freedman, Freidman Act, a treaty with the Tejas Indians after a
Trial governing slavery in the sacred grove where Tyler, Texas is now.
View the Treaty of 1806
(1810) The Journal of Lieutenant Colonel Don Manuel Salcedo
May 19 The post separated itself from a party that is preparing
to depart with Captain Don Luciano. At noon, the Tejas Indian Chief,
Tavian, presented himself to the Governor. In his company were thirteen
braves, six women, three children and a Caddo, who had joined them.
At three o'clock five Ayses Indians with nine women and ten children
of all classes presented themselves to the Governor.
June 15 We didn't leave until 10:30 because it was raining
at sunrise. At 3:30 we crossed the Navasota, where we stopped to eat.
We set out again at five minutes before six. At 8:07 we stopped on
the Corpus Christi. This afternoon we encountered four Tejas Indians
who were leading some wild ponies.
(1819) Spanish explorers established these rivers as natural boundaries
for Texas> The Catholic church declares war against native savages in
(1810- 1822) Mexico at war with Tejas Indians - Chief Rosebud declares
war and invades Mexico
(1822) No person or persons under their or that care or under the
hospitality of the Tejas may be injured or sought by another for
the purpose of war or other acts of violence against that said person
(1822) Mexico loses the war with the Tejas Indians and Santa Anna offers
surrender terms. El Presidente signs Peace treaty signing over miles
of land of Mexico, including deeding claims to Tejas proper to Chief
Rosebud for the rape and murder of his quintuple daughters.
The lands also ceded are along the width approximately 500 to 700 miles
wide and continues down the length of the Rio Grande past Brownsville and by El Paso on the current
Mexican side of the border.
(1836) The Republic of Texas (ROT) era
Sam Houston, First President and Governor of Colonial Texas, was a Cherokee citizen protected under a
treaty between tribal nations - the Chief Bowels Treaty with the Tejas. Houston's life was
saved by this act and enforcement of these treaties. The Tejas Indians war party saved Houston's life by
the enforcement of the peace treaty with Mexico of 1822 and the Bowels Treaty.
Sam Houston's Cherokee name was the Raven, and he was the first Native American to become
president of a Colonial Nation, and the only one to serve as both President and Governor of the same
Colonial Federation. Sam Houston's words, as the President of the Republic of Texas and
Cherokee, recognized the Tejas for who we were - the first peoples of Texas.
Republic of Texas Flag
State of Texas Flag
Maribar Lamar becomes President of the Republic of
Texas and orders the extinction of the Tejas Indians. He offers blood money
in gold, silver and paper money to scalp, cripple and maim men, woman
and children. Tetanka shata, now known as Hops on Left Foot, leaves
South East Texas, close to Alto after being raped and her right leg
cut off. She escapes to Big Sky, place of the sacred rocks (see
story of Sister Moon) (now where Boulder, Colorado is) with three
hundred orphan and maimed children. She starts a village in the rocky
mountains. Quatrell meets a mountain man with a pet bear,
now named Ben, but was called Brother by the Nation because of the
Promise the bear made to the Creator and to Chief Teyas after creation-see
oral history. The Mountain Man's name was Addams. Indian stories said
that her children became Sasquache' now also known as Big Foot. Lamar
pays $10.00 in gold for each foot of a woman that was cut off, $
2.50 for each hand of a child and $ 50 in silver and gold, for each
scalp taken from a Tejas. Thousands were maimed and died due to their
injuries and were murdered - killed out right. Some Tejas take refuge
in other Native American Sovereign Nations, and others in old Mexico,
and New France (Canada) as well as other Territories including those that left to live with
colonist from Russia and England.
View the Treaty of 1844, also known as The Treaty at Birds Fort,
The Fort Birds Treaty and The Tehuacana Creek Treaty. This was a treaty of peace signed Jan 31, 1844, by the President of the Republic of Texas
(Sam Houston). It was
the Republic of Texas fist recognition of the Tejas Indians.
Maribar Bonapart Lamar known as The Father of Texas Education
Baylor (Baylor University is named after) and his vigilante Rangers
continue the policy of murder, mayhem and general genocide.
The extermination policy starts war with the Allied Treaty Nation
of the Cherokee - Chief Bowels, Chief Bowels Slain in Van Zant County.
The Sovereign line of Tejas is hidden from the Colonial Anglos deep
in East Texas and West Louisiana. The Tejas never totally leave Texas,
they just got better at hiding the fact that we were Indians.
(1900) 200 Tejas lose their lives in Hurricane Galveston
(1901) The Great Little Council of Nacodoches (Hasinai Confederacy)
meets and places practice of "cannibalism of ones enemies" as
no longer active
(1920) The practice of general polygamy (multiple wives) is set aside and
reserved for chiefs only
(1930) The State of Texas informally recognized the Tejas Indians
as its name sake and makes a law required practice to teach about the Tejas
Indians in Texas History classes.
(1935) Texas A&M breaks the race and the handicap barriers at the same time.
Enrolls first Native American, a disabled Tejas, into classes on an athletic scholarship.
(1939) First Native American Chief to graduate from Texas A&M with a degree in agriculture. Texas
A&M Wins National Championship. First Native American to play on the "12th man squad" and
first person with disability to play on a national championship team.
(1950-1959) Indonesia and the Philippines sign friendship treaty with Tejas Indians. Gifts exchanged
and tobacco smoked. During this time the United States sends a diplomatic envoy of the Tejas Chief to
these Nations to assist in agricultural relief and aid to these nations. Chiefs meet with heads of State of the
Philippines and Indonesia.
Native American girl awarded presidential "royal robes of honor" from the Sultan of Indonesia. She was
the first American awarded such an honor. The royal robes carry the name of the dance she preformed
(1970's) The Indian Child Welfare Act is commissioned by Congress.
Read about the Act.
(1980's) The Atakapa restoration records act of the Tejas was commissioned by the great council.
Letter boxes replaced and retraced moccasin trails of the Tejas.
Selection of the Tettat enters into the final stage prior to awakening.
(2000) Better Life is created
(2005-2006) RADAR/ REACT is activated by the Great Council
local cities and Regains receive aid from the Tejas Indians. Hurricanes
Katrina, Rita and Wilma causes the deaths of many Tejas. The Tejas
lose their main Archives to vandals in New Orleans. Many archives
(2006) Chapter 1 is formed (Native American Red Cross informally named)
-see better life
Many Ancient ones (the ones that the elders call grandmother, or grandfather) start to depart to dance
beyond the veil
Ringold burns to the Ground - fires threaten Nocona-
Chief Nocona - Nocona Texas
This tiny little Texas town was named after Chief Peta Nocona, having many wives. He is the husband of
Cynthia Ann Parker
- the Mother of the Texas Legend Quanah Parker. (Quanah whom is
greater grandfather of Larue Parker, the current Principal Chief or Chairman
of the Caddo Nation (Cadi of the Caddo Nation) Chief Nocona. He
is the Greater Grandfather of our current Tettats' paternal Line
- at which makes again the Caddo and Tejas relations, but not one
just distant cousins at its best. Each have their own distinct language
and some subtle customs, but they are not one group or tribe. Thus
the Caddo are Caddo. There are Tejas which may reside within the
Caddo and have common ties because the common confederacy. The
Caddo are not Tejas.
Note: At one time, the French called the Caddo "Black Pawnee",
for they speak in the same family language. Thus the Caddo and Pawnee are from the Family Language
of the Pawnee, as where we the Tejas, speak that of Atakapa. ** The Caddo also had a unique custom
of piercing the septum of their nose.
(2006) Pawnee Nation confirms such with letters and interviews of elders at
one time the French called the Caddo "Black Pawnee", for they the Caddo and Pawnee speak in the same family language, and at one
time that they were one with the Pawnee. An example of the differences
are We the Tejas speak that of Atakapa. Yes, the Caddo are
cousins of culture, and some alike customs and at one time
very close neighbor's members of the same confederation, but not
the same people of the same Quatrell Tribe nor of such the same language
(2006) November - Major Voting registration takes place among Tejas
through all Tejas lands.
Politicians meet with the Tettat:
(2007) January - Hider family extends their warmness to the Tejas, and
continues the white buffalo saga.
(2007) March - Former National Geographic writer speaks with The
Tribe about a possible book on the Tejas Indians
(2007) May 1-June 3 Historians Meet with Tettat - major works
begin on historical sites. Collections of works and other materials turn up many surprises.
Tejas gains specialist in 15th to 17th century Spanish and European
history and document research. Chief Governor gives press release that there are more surprises
to come as other artifacts recovered from Katrina and Rita
(2007) "Whispering winds"
Troy Thedford- releases his first CD of flute music
- " as I walk "
December - Play write to commision play on the Tejas History
(2008) Tribal Nation Moves for Radio frequencies for emergency broadcast network
- work towards radio station underway
- Tribe utilizes Treaties to obtain Tribal Governmental buildings.
Tribal Court, Chief Justice Reorganizes and calls to order Admisntrative court to resume docket call.
A new year and time to positively move. Remember you are your Brothers Keeper.
Oral histories of the Tejas -
(currently being recorded)
" it is sad to see such things happen that the White man has never learned to Share"- stated Sitting Bull as he gave his last 5 dollars to a group of starving white
"Only the white man wants words in writing only to use them in a court of law
and that against one another, when the words were not worth the iron
to speak them, nor in the quill, the ink. Nor the hand that struck
them" neither can it be held on the paper it was struck, but only in the heart that
truly spoke them" " then it shall have iron which will not rust"
Chief Dan George
These are the Tejas
ages of man as told by oral tradition
Creation - see the Creation Story
Second Age of Man
The earth looses her identity and become void
Third age of Man
First, Second and Third judgments of man
Fourth age of man the great flood
Judgments on man, language starts - divisions of man begins.
During the late times other nations had started to move with in and
with out North American continent other travelers from the south came
wars and confusion grew among the family units and Quatrells
treaties and alliances were formed this sin of Cain grew and so did
the prophecies that those that committed the sins, were to have their
lands taken by another peoples
The Greatest of these were done
in 300 with the Nation of Seminole. Through the Great little council
of Nacogdoches - The north walkers came later to their territories
being that of Delaware, Iroquois, the Mohawks, The Cherokee and other
We were and still are some what a Seagoing Nation of People and came
to Tejas from the southern route as the Creator gave us these lands -
to His Friend Teyas - The first Chief - Teyas means Friend- Eternal-
or that of Eternal Friend - Friend to and of the creator- a Friend
from Heaven - according to our stories during a long fishing trip one
of ours once met the king of Hawaii
Fifth age of man (present time)
Salvation of man
Present time in history
BCE - BC- to AD
Sixth age of man
Judgment and Destruction of man
Seventh Age of man
The Creator returns and the last judgment of man begins.
Man enters past the vale. The vail is removed by the Creator. We are
all in one place with the Creator. Eternity begins with the Creator.
David La Vere, Texas A&M
During an excavation in the 1950s, archaeologists discovered
the bones of a prehistoric woman in Midland County, Texas, and dubbed
her "Midland Minnie." Some believed her age to be between
and 37,000 years, making her remains the oldest ever
found in the Western Hemisphere. While the accuracy of these dates
remains disputed, the find, along with countless
others, demonstrates the wealth of human history that is buried
beneath Texas soil.
is considered to be the first discovery of the Tejas Indians and
sets a foot print of where we were 40,000 years ago. Minnie
is said to be Tejas (by our ancients) according to oral history.
The time line of Tribal Nations wars against colonial interest and conquest. We will eventually
list Tribal Wars and conflicts reguarding Tribal Nations against one another.
People of note:
Click here for papers, facts, biographies, and other historical documents written about Chiefs and other
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