Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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You could make the case that written Texas history began with a man named Cabeza de Vaca, who made history as much as he wrote it down. His 4000-mile journey, from the Florida coast through Texas to the Pacific coast of Mexico—most of it walking—is one of the earliest undertaken by a European in Texas.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite pecan-based delicacy?
Don’t take our word for it. Read the words of the man himself. Here is Cabeza de Vaca’s journal, translated and presented online for you to follow along.
Another great page from the Texas Beyond History site hosted by the University of Texas. This takes a comprehensive look at the Texas that Cabeza and his compatriots would have seen and the journey they took across the continent.
A good summary of Cabeza de Vaca’s journey from Florida to Mexico. Great information about the first part of his adventure.
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