The Republic of Texas Part 2 Cordova Rebellion During Lamar’s Administration Involved Native Americans Influx of Americans to Nacogdoches Mexican living there were loyal to Mexico (Vicente Cordova) • Organized with almost 400 people along the Angelina River • Before anything happened the group was defeated • Result – distrust of Mexicans & Native Americans & Lamar’s decision that Cherokees would need to be removed from TX • • • • Council House Fight - 1840 • Involved American Indian Tribes • Comanche leaders agreed to meet in San Antonio to surrender all Anglo captives • One captive – Maltilda Lockhart was delivered • Texan angry, refused to let the Comanches leave – Comanches Tried to leave & they were attacked • 7 Killed – Texans & Comanche Leaders • To this date, Comanche nation refuses to make peace w/ Rangers Santa Fe Expedition • Goal: To establish Western Boundary of TX • Lamar sent troops to western boundary of TX • Mexico did not agree & neither did the citizens of Santa Fe • Texans were captured & marched to Mexico City & thrown into prison • Cost lots of money • Mexicans began raiding Texas again Mier Expedition - 1842 • Due to Santa Fe Expedition, Mexico began invading TX • Houston sent TX Rangers to guard border & threat was over • 300 Texans remained & crossed into Mexico into Mier • 2 days – Texans surrendered • Texans were marched to Mexico City & executed by Santa Anna (black bean) People to know… • Edwin Moore – Texas Navy commander in the 1840’s • Jack “Coffee” Hays – Most famous Texas Ranger from the 1840’s • William Goyens - Free African American who was a successful businessman. Served as an interpreter of the Native American languages during the Texas Revolution. • Mary Maverick - Famous frontier woman who lived in San Antonio • Jose Antonio Navarro - Native Texan who signed the Texas declaration. He was a Texas congressman during the Republic then became a Texas Senator after annexation. Events to know… • Cordova Rebellion - A group of about 100 Hispanics and 300 Cherokees who rebelled against the Republic of Texas over Anglo’s taking their land. • Council House Fight - A meeting between Texas authorities and Comanche’s that turned into a battle when the Comanche negotiators were taken hostage. Comanche’s refused to make treaties with Texas again. • Santa Fe Expedition - Lamar’s attempt to gain control of a major trading center, but failed when the Texas soldiers surrendered in New Mexico. Most of the Texas men were imprisoned or died in Mexican prison.