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Native Americans

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Community to dedicate Children’s Park mural, sculpture

The city of San Marcos will host a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 to dedicate a recently completed mural on the restrooms at Children’s Park, 205 S. CM Allen Parkway.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Meadows Center diver part of ancient skeleton discovery in Yucatán

The discovery of a well-preserved human skeleton deep within a submerged Yucatán cave is shedding new light on the debate over who were the first Americans, and a Texas State University researcher is part of the archaeological...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bartee Haile: The mysterious case of the ‘Lady in Blue’

In the 17th century, Catholic priests at remote outposts in present-day Texas and New Mexico were dumbfounded to encounter native people who appeared from the wilds already converted to Christianity. Spanish nun María de Ágreda said she...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Scholars seek lost meanings of Native American symbolism

Scholars expect to unlock significant secrets of Native American symbolism when they meet at Texas State University May 27-31 for the 16th annual Mississippian Iconographic Workshop.