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Filmed at Ft. St. Jean Baptiste
Natchitoches, LA

Film of Early Natchitoches History Premiers at Adai-Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center Saturday, June 29, 2013.

The Adai-Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center present a Cultural Festival and Premier of the new documentary Film ‘Texas Before The Alamo’ on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Adai-Caddo Indian Nation Cultural1012606_613092862043625_1569612176_n Center, located near Natchitoches.

Filmed at actual historic sites in Louisiana, Texas and Mexico with noted historians and professional actors, “Texas Before The Alamo” is about the founding of modern Texas and the native Caddo and Adai tribes that dealt with the French and Spanish who were in the process of establishing Missions, Presidios and Trails now known as Goliad, the Alamo, San Antonio Missions & El Camino Real de los Tejas. The Film is dedicated to the research and tenacity of authors, archaeologists, historical organizations and researchers of Spanish Texas who have been consultants and producers for this project. Unrecognized and often criticized, they have labored for over a century in the Spanish Archives and at historic sites on the epic stories early of Texas.


Filmed at Ft. St. Jean Baptiste
Natchitoches, LA

The Film answers pivotal questions about Texas history; who founded the State's most revered historical sites known today as the Alamo and Goliad; and who named its rivers and established the trails that became known as El Camino Real de los Tejas? And why did the Spanish permanently settle Texas in the early 1700s, when the region possessed no mineral wealth that Spain desired?

Texas Before The Alamo tells the stories of Spanish soldiers and Franciscan priests in the struggle to keep France from settling Texas and reaching the source of Spain’s power; the silver mines of northern Mexico.

And the sacred and profane nature of the Mission system, and its attempt to colonize Native Tribes of Texas along game trails that the Spanish called El Camino Real de las tierras afueras.

Texas Before The Alamo will be broadcast on public television stations starting Fall of 2013.

Contact: Robin Leyva, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historical Site
Adai Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center:
Located: 4460 Hwy. 485
Robeline, LA. 7169
(318) 472-1007 (877) 472-1007
Saturday June 29. 2013
2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M.
Free to public


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