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From: "Nena Smothers" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Texican
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 21:05:43 -0700
Message: #7 Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 14:01:48 -0500 From: "The Prough's"
It is my understanding that when the settlers went to the area of the
Republic of Texas it was not a part of the United States but a seperate
country. The new settlers called themselves Texicans. After
Texas became a part of America they were called Americans.Yvonne
From: "Helen Ware" <>Subject: Texican
Does Texican imply you have Mexican and Texas blood mix? I lived in central
Texas for many years and never heard that one, and they have many names for
everything. I just would like to know the difference between Texan and
Advanced Texican Lexicon
Texican ....... term for Texas settlers when Texas still belonged to Mexico
Since Texas belonged to Mexico the term Texican was applied to those that
went there to settle the Austin colony [which my 4x grandfather scouted the
land for & was 1 of the ole 300 left at Ft Bend to build that]; the
Robertson Colony, the Dewitt colony.....etc.
The Texican-good film with Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford (1966) A
fugitive lawman leaves Mexico to get the Texas saloon boss who framed him
and killed his brother. (86 minutes) Western
COOLIDGE, DANE (1873-1940). Dane Coolidge, naturalist and writer of western
novels, the son of Francis and Sophia (Whittemore) Coolidge, was born in
Natick, Massachusetts, on March 24, 1873. The family moved to Los Angeles in
1877, and Coolidge subsequently grew up on his father's orange farm at
Riverside, California. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1898
and studied at Harvard University in 1898-99.
During the summers Coolidge collected animals for Stanford University, the
British Museum, the United States Biological Survey, the United States
National Zoological Park, and the New York Zoological Park. In 1900 he
worked as a field collector for the United States Natural History Museum.
After returning to the United States Coolidge became a western wildlife
photographer specializing in desert animals. He also spent a good deal of
time in mining towns, on Indian reservations, on round-ups, and with Texas
Rangersqv on the Rio Grande, collecting material for stories.
He wrote some forty novels of Western life and was considered an expert on
Indian and cowboy lore.
His novels with a Southwest or Texas setting include The Texican (1911),**
The Law West of the Pecos (1924), Lorenzo the Magnificent: The Riders from
Texas (1925), Jess Roundtree, Texas Ranger (1933), and Ranger Two-Rifles
(1937). Coolidge also contributed about a hundred short stories to such
magazines as Harper's Weekly, Leslie's Weekly, Red Book, and Sunset. His
nonfiction works, many illustrated with his own photographs, included
Fighting Men of the West (1932), Texas Cowboys (1937), Death Valley
Prospectors (1937), Arizona Cowboys (1938), Old California Cowboys (1939),
The Navajo Indian (1930), Navajo Rugs (1933), and The Last of the Seris
(1939), the last three written with his wife.
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