American Indian Heritage

Pictured: Comanche Chief: Quanah Parker. Photo circa 1890, Indian Territory.
Credit: William E. Irvin, Portal to Texas History

The First Texans

Read more about American Indians in the Handbook of Texas Online.

Forest Trail Region
Pictured: Caddo grass house replica
Credit: Patrick Hughey / Texas Historical Commission

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

The landscape surrounding Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers crossing the region found the huecos to be a reliable source of water, leaving designs painted on the rocks as they passed through. Many of these pictographs survive.
Credit: Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress Collection

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