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Age of Contact

Going for Gold

European nations were eager to expand their kingdoms, amass wealth, and gather more resources.
This exhibit will track the movements of explorers that landed in Texas and the Americas.
This exhibit will detail the lives of Native Texans throughout the era.
The exhibit will document the impact of exploration on the lives of Native Texans.
This exhibit will explore the introduction of Blacks into the west, who served as scouts, shipmates, soldiers, and slaves. On a few occasions, Black men even led the charge to capture the new world.

An edict from the Spanish King would designate Africans as the New World's premier labor source.
The exhibit will examine the changing meaning of slavery and its evolution in the New World.