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Cultural Geography

The many different types of Texas regions meant that several types of jobs developed. Different people and their lifestyles came to work the jobs. Texas is very culturally diverse.

Native Americans

Native Americans are an important group in Texas history. Any European explorer, or settler from America, came into contact with native populations--for better or for worse.

The Caddo were cooperative and peaceable. The Commanche were warlike. They often invaded settlements. The Caddo helped the state troops to bring the Indian raiders to justice. In 1859 a company of white settlers fixed a date for the massacre of all the reservation Indians. The Caddo made a forced march for 15 days in the heat of July. Men, women, and children safely reached the banks of Washita river in Oklahoma, where a reservation was set apart for them. They lost more than half of their stock and possessions.