Our Road Trip
By Kaamil J, Thatcher G, Ben J, and Hagen H
(We are going to drive 925.8 miles altogether)
from coppell to houston
houston to galveston (first night)
galveston to corpus christi (second night)
corpus christi to san Antonio (third night)
San antonio to austin (fourth night)
austin to coppell (fifth night)
Click Route map above for map
Rivers We Cross
San bernard river
San Antonio river
San Gabriel river
Little riverNueces river
Gulf of Mexico Galveston/corpus christie
Natural Bridge Caverns- San Antonio
Historical Land mark
Galveston hurricane of 1900
The Hurricane of 1900 made landfall on September 8, 1900, in the city of Galveston, Texas, in the United States.Category 4 storm on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. It was the deadliest hurricane in US history, and the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history based on the dollar's 2005 value.
Europeans in coastal region
Texas' oldest region of European exploration and inhabitation is without doubt the Gulf Coast. Explorers from Europe began mapping the coastline of the present state as early as the late 15th Century (1400s). Though little is known of the inhabitants of the region before European exploration, the first documented tribes that the Spanish encountered along the coastline where the KarwankarIn the mid 16th Century, as Spain was starting to send explorers into the mainland of present day America, Cabeza de Vaca and a small number of men were shipwrecked at a location near present day Galveston. He and the unfortunate others were quickly captured by the Karwankar and held captive for several months. As De Vaca and his men began to discover that they were likely going to be a meal for their captors, plans of making an escape were secretly formed.
the Caddo Tribe-total population is 5,757 people, they speak english, their religion is christianity, Several programs exist to invigorate Caddo traditions. The tribe sponsors a summer culture camp for children, The Hasinai Society and Caddo Culture Clubs both keep Caddo songs and dances alive, while the Kiwat Hasinay Foundation is dedicated to preserving the Caddo language.
the Atakapan Tribe- total population is 450, that tribe has lived to the twentieth century, Atakapa oral history says that they originated from the sea, the tribal name atakapan means eaters of men, The Atapakan ate shellfish and fish the women collected birds eggs and American lotusts for its roots and seeds, as well as other wild plants, the men hunted deer, bear, and bison, which provided meat, fat, and hides.
the Karankawa Tribe-this tribe has over 10 living descendants, they speak the Karankawa language, The indigenous peoples who lived along the Texas Coast from Galveston Island to a location southward past Corpus Christi, Texas endured much hardship from the elements but they also adapted well to the rich fishing and hunting.
the Coahuíltecan Tribe- is a collective name for the many small autonomous bands of Indians who inhabited southern Texas, over more than 300 years ago each band had about 250-500 people and the total population was about 100,000.
the Lipan Apache Tribe- spoke English, population is about 5000 to 8000 that is of today, there was about a total of 6000 people in the 1700. The tribe raided other tribes in san Antonio in the 1700.
the Tonkawa Tribe- today The Tonkawa Tribe operates a number of businesses which have an annual economic impact of over $10,860,657, there religion is christianity and they spoke english.
the Wichita Tribe- a total population of 2,564 that being of today, the languages they spoke were English, Caddo, Wichita, The tribe owns a casino, a smoke shop, and Cross Timbers Restaurant,Their annual economic impact is around $4.5 million per year.