Tejano History

Islas Blancas

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       ISLAS BLANCAS. In 1765, when Malaguita Indians from the Texas coast brought news of English intruders to San Juan Bautista, they described the invasion site as the “Islas Blancas.” The reference, as it developed from the Ortiz Parrilla Gulf Coast expedition the following year, was to the white-sand barrier south of the Texas coastal bend-Padre Islandqv.


Full article on the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas Online

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