The History Files #24: Spanish American Borderlands

59 mins - Published Fri, Jul 31, 2015 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

Detail from the Segesser hide paintings

This week on The History Files we begin a three-part series on the Spanish conquest of America and how these territories evolved into the present day Western US. Starting with early exploration by Ponce de Leon, who probably never really hunted for the Fountain of Youth, we get as far as 1840s Texas… Which is as far as Santa Anna got.

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