2017 Tricentennial Symposium
May 6th 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bexar County Courthouse
100 Dolorosa, 2nd Floor
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Courtesy Parking Available at Bexar County Garage located at the corner of Flores & Nueva Streets
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
“Caminos Reales, Lateral Roads, and Native Pathways in Spanish Texas, 1717”Symposium Chair: Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr.
San Antonio Historical Association, St. Mary’s University
2nd Session Convenor: Dr. Paul T. Ringenbach,
Vice-Chair, Bexar County Historical Commission
Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge
Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr. San Antonio Historical Association,
St. Mary’s University
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
“A Royal Counselor’s Criticism of Domingo Ramon’s 1716 Missionary Renewal in East Texas:
Juan de Olivan Rebolledo’s Advocacy of Spanish Occupation of the Central Region of the Province along the Río San Antonío.”
Dra. Belén Navajas Jaso, Universidad de Francisco de Vitoria,
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
“The Legacy of Sor María de Jesus de Agreda (The Lady in Blue) in Northeastern New Spain; Evangilization of the Caddo Nation in the Timberlands of East Texas Prior to the Arrival of Franciscan Missionaries in 1690.”
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dr. Robert Himmerich y Valencia, Editor Emeritus of The New Mexico Historical Review, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.
“The Apostolic Colleges in Colonial New Spain; Training Centers for Exploration and Occupation of Remote Frontier Territory.”
Dr. Robert W. Shook, Professor of History, Victoria College;
University of Houston, Victoria
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
“Caminos Reales and Other Caminos in Spanish Texas.”
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
“Exploring Early Bexar County”
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Special Presentation by students of Dr. John Reynolds, UTSA, Department of History
Dr. Mariah Wade, Associate Professor of Anthropology,
The University of Texas at Austin.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
“What’s in a Name? Early Contacts with East Texas Native Groups and the Europeans’ Fascination with the Tejas.”
Ing. José Francisco Aguilar Moreno,
Federal Delegate from Mexico’s INAH [National Institute of Anthropology and History], to the State of Coahuila.
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
“Caminos Reales in Central Mexico: Their Gradual Evolution into the Northeastern Provinces of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Texas, a West-to-East Trajectory.”
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Ing. Clemente Rendon De La Garza, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Chronologist of the trans-border region of Matamoros, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas.
“Caminos Reales in Nuevo Santander and Their Riverine Extension into Texas through the Río Grande-Río Nueces Watershed.”
Dra. María Fernanda Trevino Campero, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Director of Publications and Distribution, AGN, Mexico City.
“Caminos Reales Depicted in Historical Maps Curated in the Archivo General de la Nacion [National Archives of Mexico] of the Northeastern Interior Provinces of New Spain.”
Dr. Amy Porter, Associate Professor of History,
Texas A&M University at San Antonio.
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Summary and Critical Review