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MYRA LEE GOFF: Germans successful negotiating with Indians in Texas

Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:00 am

The Verein zum Schutze Deutsche Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas), or Adelsverein, formed a stock company in Germany to purchase land in Texas to settle German immigrants.

They chose Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels to lead this project.

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  • ALSTON posted at 11:27 am on Sun, Jan 13, 2013.

    ALSTON Posts: 1315

    I always enjoy reading Ms. Goff's stories about the early days as she has a knack
    with words. However, this story implies that the Indians were happy with the white-eyes taking their land and peacefully allowed that to happen. I rather suspect it had
    a lot to do with the invaders vs. Indians ratio and firepower differences. Let's face
    reality, the Germans/Spanish/French/English/Whoever *stole* the land the Indians had inhabited for centuries. Might doesn't make right now, nor did it then.