(Tuscaloosa Ohoyo) Black Warrior Woman
Juneteenth: Galveston Texas Indian Territory
Juneteenth: Galveston Texas Indian Country
- because Mexico had abolished Slavery and
- Mexico allowed the Black Indian State of Coahuila to remain an essential part of the Mexican Union.
White Texas Settlers were outraged at their connection to a Mexican Black Indian State. In fact, listed as a reason in the Texas Declaration of Independence, was the statement that Mexico “was in Union with the State of Coahuila” (Coahuila y Tejas) with the distant capital of Saltillo” The capital was later changed to Monclova. Slavery was outlawed in Mexico, and Texas being part of Mexico, meant that Texas Settlers were affected by the Mexican requirement that all persons moving into Texas, were to free all Slaves within six months of settling there (leading to a revolt among White Texans). The Governor of Coahuila y Tejas was induced into writing the President of Mexico to explain the importance of Slavery to Texas, and indeed received a temporary exemption from the rule.
Few modern people realize that Galveston Texas (Texas in general) began its rein as Indian Country, home to Karankawas, Coahuiltecans, Tonkawas, Wichitas, who are more recognizable as some of those affiliated Tribal Bands of Ethnic Aboriginal descendants participating in the Treaty at Ft. Smith. A great many of the Former Texas Indians called Galveston, Waco, Las Moras Creek, Del Rio, Nueces, Uvalde, Ft. Clark, Brackettville, Cow Bayou, Taylor, Whitewright, Grimes County, Wichita Falls, Paris and other Texas places, their ancestral home.