By Nihar Tatapudi 5th Period Texas History
Map - Homeland and Push Factors
Dutch Immigrants had come from Holland, but mostly from the Netherlands, to North America continually throughout the 17th century. In 1895, there was a potato crop failure, and farm families, the majority of the Dutch families were starving. Obviously, you might think, just farm on any leftover land, it should be cheap like it is here in America. Wrong! Land was expensive back in the Netherlands and nobody wanted to pay that kind of money. After the farming failure, many families lives had hit a downfall or a depression. A main reason Dutch people had left, though was to get out of the required military service. Don't take me wrong, these people were very loyal to their country and all, but to suit up, carry a gun, and risk their lives on the line, was something they did not want to do.
Map - Texas and Pull Factors
- Dutch people see the family as the foundation of the social structure
- They believe in very small families (So, the mother can be with the kids more throughout the day.)
- Dutch people are very studious people in all perspectives of their lives.
- They cleaned all throughout the day, they are disciplined and conservative and pay attention to the smallest details
- They do not boast about their accomplishments
- Dutch people dislike to present themselves as wealthy people
- The handshake is the common form of greeting, a handshake will show you as a light person, gentle, calm, and sweet.
- Very close friend will greet each other by air kissing three times, starting with the left cheek
- Most dutch use only their first names with family and close friends
- Food that they raised included cabbage, cucumbers, melons, and potatoes
- At mealtime children had to say this prayer in Dutch: "Heer, zegen, deze, spys en drank. Amen."
- One of their most renown foods in the Dutch culture was the olie koeken, a doughnut with an apple center.
- They kept celebrations in Texas by the celebrations of Queen's day where they worship the progression of the queen and share their opinions, And also, the Feast of St. Nicholas where everyone is presented with candy, food, and poems
Significant Dutch Individuals
Baron de Bastrop:
When Louisiana was sold to the United States, he moved to San Antonio and started a freighting business, after being a tax collector. In 1810, he worked as a second assistant to the mayor in the town government. In 1820, perhaps his biggest achievement he helped Moses and his son Stephen Austin establish a settlement, better known as the "Old 300." He continued to represent Texas as an elected official for the town settlement.
David Levi Kokernot:
A Dutch Jew who fought in the Texas revolution of 1835 and 1836. Later served as a Texas Ranger and fought in the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
A priest, strengthened the Roman Catholic church in the Galveston area during the 1840's.
William Henry Snyder:
In 1877, began a settlement near a trading post, and the town that developed now bears his surname.
Did You Know?
- Alcohol, (or Gin) was actually invented by the Dutch culture in The Netherlands. It is called Jenever (yeh-NAY-ver), and it was used for medical purposes only.
- The average Dutch person bikes 2.5 km per day and 900km per year
- Dutch are the world's biggest coffee makers.
- The Dutch were the first to import coffee to Europe on a large scale back in the 1600s and 1700s
- Dutch were the first to add coffee to the trade movement in 1988. (Thanks to the dutch, we now have a lot of parents able to wake up in the morning and have energy.)
- Carrots have been said to that they were bred for the House of Orange who led the Dutch revolt against Spain and later became the Dutch royal family.
- Carrots also were the reason for the name of the famous Orange hotel where the Dutch settled in, here in Texas
- Dutch have the lowest incidence of Lactose Intolerance, only 1%
Analysis - Affect to Texas
Analysis - Is Texas a better place?
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