Myths and Truths

The first people of Texas were the Teyas Indians. As such the Tejas are among the first of nations (first nations) in what is now North American continent, thus now called the United States. However this was not always so. the cotenant has been invaded many times by colonial Nations seeking other conquest and gains. These colonial nations have been Spain, Russia, Mexico, France, England (United Kingdom), and those of the now Nordic Nations. (click on these for a current map of such to go to Index 1) From these sprung the Colonies of America now known as the United States- click here to learn more-Maps- Index 1 (page under construction)

Truth:
We as a people have been called by many names. Some will go unmentioned, the most popular was that of Tejas, other Tribal Nations all so too have other names as to who called whom what. it was because of the Spanish, and the French are responsible of how we were Colonially Named. As you well may know how such occurs and stuck - and are now known as The Tejas Indians. Which all together is not too bad, considering the other names which we have been called by other competing Tribal Nations.

Truth:
The first such band and group carried the name Tejas (actually Teyas, the name of the first chief, a patriarchal name, or name sake of the first peoples of Texas) as families grow forming larger bands they collectively worked together forming larger governmental societies. These bands of our peoples evolved into larger organized groups called Quatrell Tribes and developed together to organize a complex society of government, thus utilizing a confederation system for the greater benefit of the whole of the nation. That governmental model still exist today, in a working forum of the Sovereign Nation of Tejas Indians (SNTI)

Truth:
The Tejas were heavily Missioned people. Christianity appeared in Tejas in the 1500's to the Tejas Indians through acts of the Creator. However we have always claimed the walk with the father of all that of the Creator. Of such groups that have influenced The Tribal Nation are that of The Orthodox, of such the first Native American Martyr - Saint Peter the Allute-and is declared by sainthood. This came with the Russian Colonial Conquest of North America and that of influence by The Roman Catholic Church- of such of by conquest of the French and Spanish conquest- and as such the blue woman came to us. Later on, with the influx of more colonization of the Tejas Traditional Lands came the Protestants - the Mennonites, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Calvinist- Cambelites- Churches of Christ- the Church of Christ of Later Day Saints" (Mormon) and as of late the Pentecostal Church, and charismatic churches of the CGOC, and that of the AG. However you may believe, to find your true self, you must work out your own salvation to learn more about religion. click here-

Myth:
All the Atakapans / Tejas are gone now, as they died out or were absorbed into other tribes in the middle 1800s. It is a shame we know so little about them - dispelling the myth - taken from a report given by an Tejas child in Atakapa, on the fact that she is an Atakapa-speaking descendant of Man on Earth (a Tejas Tribal Elder)

Truth:
The Tejas, through the Great Council and Councils of Quatrells, allowed other Tribal Nations to come and temporarily stay in our Nation and Sovereign lands. The Tejas hospitality to our neighbors (other tribes) and for our neighbors as they were in need of food. If relations continued, they would have to join our confederation of the council and abide by its law and agree to the collective ways. of being- see the Great Little Council of Nacogdoches- and The Great Council of Chiefs


Truth:
The Caddo are just Caddo and are not Atakapa Speaking Peoples as they have their own language. They were once the Pawnee Nation, and speak the same language. Ther were also referred to as Black Pawnee by the French. Due to the close proximity of our peoples, some time it is tough to tell who is really who. One reason is because the Tejas are really good at blending in and hiding, the other is keep your friends close. - see Hide-behinds and garmentdizers- Index 1 / and stories of the Tejas.

Truth:
After a society lives together for several hundred years, they evolve together, adapting to each others inventions and innovations. Keeping up with the Jones's is tough enough today but was even harder back then and even more or not ever popular then, even if it was to survive- how ever the Tejas kept their language and some of their own customs. The Caddo are not Tejas Indians, yet they were one of the largest members of an interwoven tri-union confederation of nations- in such which we all belonged. There were three confederations which were interwoven together but had distinct and subtle differences; these were the Nacodochebe, Hasinia-(Tejas), and the Caddo. Their chair, that of the Caddo, sits empty at the Council to this day. We lived with and among them, and traded with the Caddo for many hundred years - from their arrival to their departure to Oklahoma.

Truth:
The Matron Saint of the Tejas Indians - The Blue Woman - The Blue Water Woman of Tejas - St. Maria de Jesus de Agreda los Azule les augua Dios le Santos, appeared to the Chiefs of the Tejas Indians and baptized over 30,000. tribal members in a sacred pond by a sacred grove in East Texas. It is said that she spoke to the rock in the ground by the Sacred grove and it brought fourth a spring of waters which are still flowing today. She, through the Creator is credited with 5 miracles and still appears to those Tejas which are in battle or in need of life giving waters, and those which are in need of being delivered to safety. The last sightings of her was in Katrina, and Rita as well as in Iraq with some of the AT Braves serving in the USN, and USMC. A young sergeant of the USMC said she appeared to him in the night and spoke to him in Atakapa. She touched his canteen and it never ran out of water nor did it ever get over 65 degrees.

A sketch of the Blue Water Woman

 

 


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