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The Indians of Texas (CEC)

Comanches L11

In this 11th lesson on Texas History, you will learn about the Rise of Comanche Empire and its effects on early Texas History. We will discuss how the the presence of the Comanche changed the human landscape in Texas and change forever how the Spanish operated on the frontera.

Learning Objectives for Lesson 11

  • Students should understand where the Comanches came from, and when the Spanish first encountered them
  • The strange relationship between France and Spain in East Texas should become apparent
  • Students should understand how the arrival of Los Nortenos changes the human landscape of Texas
  • The spread of horses onto the plains creates another shift in power that students should appreciate
  • The Spanish disaster at San Saba should be understood and appreciated for what it meant to the Spanish frontera