In this unique guidebook, the reader is invited to experience the landmarks and campsites used by the Indians of Texas. Full of local history as well as entertaining folklore, both natives and visitors will be intrigued by this unconventional account of Texas' rich heritage. The authors connect the past and present and, with detailed chapters arranged by six geographic regions, allow readers to experience the land as the Indians once knew it. This volume presents a new appreciation for the diverse history of the Lone Star State.
Daniel J. Gelo is professor of anthropology and interim dean at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He has conducted field research with, and frequently lectures on, Texas Indians and is the author of numerous journal and encyclopedia articles on American Indians. He lives in San Antonio with is wife and two sons. Wayne J. Pate has been a professional educator in Texas for more than thirty years. The author of a historical novel about the Comanche in prereservation days, he has extensive experience with the process of identifying historically significant sites for Native Americans. A native of Denver City, Texas, he now lives "abroad" in Houston.