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So far, I’ve talked about how the Spanish began to explore Texas and a little bit about their interactions with the native peoples. I’ve discussed the various tribes that lived in Texas, their lifestyles, and how they often clashed with each other. In this episode, I’ll 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, there was always a fluidity in the relationships between the tribes, and the tribes didn’t really believe in or have knowledge of the European concept of nation-states. Now there were confederations of tribes, those were usually loosely organized and didn’t have a central government or a unified army and other elements that we usually associate with a nation-state.