What was the predominant ethnic origin of early Texas settlers whose attitudes have had an impact on the state?
What was the predominant ethnic origin of early Texas settlers whose attitudes have had an impact on the state to the present time?
- SimonLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The Spanish were the first non-native inhabitants of Texas -- and they dominated for hundreds of years.
"The first foreign settlement was by the Spanish in 1519. Prior to this time, Texas was settled by Indians. An increasing number of ships left the Spanish ports for New Spain. The immigrants invisioned wealth, glory, adventure, and the lost souls to be saved by the missionaries.
Spaniards ruled Texas for three centuries. Two-thirds of the recorded history of Texas is Spanish. This influence continues strongly in Texas today. The Spanish Empire in North America ended in the beginning of the 19th century. Texas became Mexican territory. Many Spaniards remained in Texas." (Quoted from source)