Tejas Timeline

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Sister State of Texas Timeline
-affecting the Tejas Indian Nation -
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 Ian.

(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

The Blue Woman / The Blue Water Woman

(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 Texas.

(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.

Cherokee Flag Republic of Texas Flag State of Texas Flag

Cherokee Flag Republic of Texas Flag State of Texas Flag

Sam Houston
Sam Houston

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 - The Father of Texas Education
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 "Wounded Deer"

(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 of Chiefs
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 the greater grandfather of Larue Parker, the current Principal Chief or Chairman of the Caddo Nation (Cadi of the Caddo Nation) Chief Nocona. He also is the Greater Grandfather of our current Tettats' paternal Line - at which makes again the Caddo and Tejas relations, but not one people, 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 family .

(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)

Famous Quotes:
" 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 children
Sitting Bull

"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
First Age of Man
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 peoples,…

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.

Prehistoric Days
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 20,000 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.

This woman 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.

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Tribal Wars:

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