2023.06.09 22:06 hansington1 [MODPOST] Excerpts from "Tectonic Shifts: A Retrospective on the Geopolitical Upheavals of the Early 21st Century"
2023.06.09 21:53 blixie222 Is there anywhere on this map where we can park for free and get in the river to do the tube shoot. I heard you have to pay a $2 fee aswell. where do i pay that?
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2023.06.09 21:48 revamped-and-unamped [Fully Lost] Kevin Sorbo's "Miracle in East Texas" (2019)
2023.06.09 20:05 faughk Wet ground under trailer causing saggy and weak flooring
2023.06.09 19:53 Quija_Bored whos this?
i think its a regal male, am i wrong? north east texas usasubmitted by Quija_Bored to jumpingspiders [link] [comments]
2023.06.09 19:24 aloha-cowboy Walker Independence: Meta on Gus'🤠, Calian's🏹 and Kai's🪓 Central Roles in American History
This was written as part of the #SaveWalkerIndependence when I was thinking about the prowess of the Buffalo soldiers, the bravery of the Apache and the fierceness of the Tong- the uneasy alliances but also the unifying force if all these groups decided to make Independence their home- I really wanted to see it happen in Season 2.submitted by aloha-cowboy to walker_independence [link] [comments]
Disclaimer: The following is meant to be a very simplistic primer on these 3 population groups. I am not an expert and no disrespect is intended- if the facts are incorrect I am happy to be informed of this. This was written with good intentions and mainly meant to show that the Wild West/USA are all of these people, a place where people from all walks of life mix and mess together and 'the perfect spot for those who wish to reconnect with their humanity and sense of community. Independence, a town to behold. No truer destination in the American West.'
Episode 110: All In
Calian: This lead. It came from a friend?
Gus: An officer high up in the buffalo soldiers.
Calian: Can we trust him?
Gus: Well, he and I didn't see eye to eye on what the buffalo soldiers have become. And when I deserted, he could've shot me. But he didn't. So, yeah. Yeah, I trust him.
The origin of the name 'Buffalo soldiers' is attributed to both the Comanche and the Apache. The name is thought to have been created due to the bison coats these soldiers wore in winter: I would love to see Gus in this kind of winterwear he'd have looked fierce. The term Buffalo Soldiers became a generic term for all African-American soldiers, and it is now used for US Army units that trace their direct lineage back to any of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. The idea that Gus' descendants might be able to trace their lineage back to him serving as part of the Buffalo soldiers is satisfying- African-Americans were fighting for this country as far back if not longer.
During the Civil War, the U.S. government formed regiments known as the United States Colored Troops, composed of African-American soldiers and Native Americans but this was disbanded in the fall of 1865. It would have been interesting to see how African-American soldiers and Native Americans got along and we do get a delicate vignette of it in Walker Independence's portrayal of Calian's and Gus' friendship- each of them admires the other, Calian's nobility 'always thinking of others' as Gus says and Gus' sense of duty 'this town needs you' as Calian says. One has to wonder if the disbandment of the African-American soldiers and Native Americans was not only due to the end of the Civil War but because of the fear of the potential threat of a strong alliance between these two population groups- Gus' desertion seems to imply he did not want to fight with the Apache because he perhaps did not agree with the brutality that the Buffalo soldiers might have begun to slaughter the Apache with, or because he might have realised that the Buffalo soldiers had no quarrel with the Apache.
In 1867, the Regular Army was set at ten regiments of cavalry and 45 regiments of infantry. The Army was authorized to raise two regiments of African-American cavalry and four regiments of African-American infantry who were mostly drawn from USCT veterans. In 1869, the Regular Army was kept at ten regiments of cavalry but cut to 25 regiments of Infantry, reducing the African-American complement to two regiments. Again one has to wonder if this was due to controlling African-Americans and not empowering them with formal army training.
From 1879 to 1881, portions of the Buffalo Soldier regiments were in New Mexico pursuing Chief Victorio and Chief Kas-tziden and their Apache warriors in Victorio's War. Victorio's War was an armed conflict between the Apache followers of Chief Victorio, the United States, and Mexico beginning in September 1879. Faced with arrest and forcible relocation from his homeland in New Mexico to San Carlos Indian Reservation in southeastern Arizona, Chief Victorio led a guerrilla war across southern New Mexico, west Texas and northern Mexico. I wonder if one of these Victorio Campaign skirmishes was the one where we see Calian and Gus meet for the first time in the episode 112: 'How We Got Here'. Chief Victorio fought many battles with the United States Army and raided several settlements until the Mexican Army killed him and most of his warriors in October 1880 in the Battle of Tres Castillos. After Victorio's death, Chief Kas-tziden led a raid in 1881.
Episode 112: How We Got Here
[convo between Calian and Gus on Apache tribal land]
Calian: I spoke to the others about you staying. It's gonna take time for some not to see you as an enemy.
Gus: Well, I guess we lead by example. Thank you for helping me, for giving me sanctuary. It's a place you go to find peace. It's safe.
Calian: Teach me more of those words.
Gus: [groans] Long as you teach me some of yours.
The Apache were first encountered by the Spanish conquistadors. The Spanish first used the term Apachu de Nabajo (Navajo) in the 1620s, referring to people in the Chama region east of the San Juan River. By the 1640s, they applied the term to southern Athabaskan peoples from the Chama on the east to the San Juan on the west.
Modern Apache people use the Spanish term to refer to themselves and so do the US government. This linguistic connection might explain the easy exchange between Calian and the Reyes' family, Calian taking the effort to learn and harmoniously converse with Mr and Mrs Reyes in contrast to Hoyt's uninterested attitude. However it should be noted that Apache language speakers also refer to themselves and their people in the Apache term Indé meaning 'person'/'people'. I would be interested to know if the Apache have a stronger preference to their own name Indé which references personhood more than the Spanish 'Apache' (which the French have also perversely appropriated to mean 'outlaw').
In 1875, United States military forced the removal of an estimated 1500 Tonto Apache from the Rio Verde Indian Reserve and its several thousand acres of treaty lands promised to them by the United States government. This breathtaking injustice is clearly illustrated in Walker: Independence's portrayal of Chief Taza's and now Calian's struggle to retain his tribal land. To heap further insult and injury, US Army troops made the Indé, young and old, walk through winter-flooded rivers, mountain passes and narrow canyon trails to get to the Indian Agency at San Carlos- this miserable trek killed several hundred of the Indé. The Indé were interned there for 25 years while Caucasian settlers took over their land. Only a few hundred ever returned to their lands. At the San Carlos reservation, the Buffalo soldiers guarded the Indé from 1875 to 1881- one wonders if this is the point where Calian and Gus met for the first time in the episode 112: 'How We Got Here' rather than one of the Victorio's Campaign skirmishes mentioned before.
Beginning in 1879, a Indé uprising against the reservation system led to the previously-mentioned Victorio's War between the band of Indé and the Buffalo soldiers. Again one has to wonder why these two population groups were pitted against each other- to stamp out any potential friendly relations between these more-disadvantaged groups?
Finally, most United States' histories of this era report that the final defeat of an Indé band took place when 5,000 US troops forced Geronimo's group of 30 to 50 men, women and children to surrender on September 4, 1886, at Skeleton Canyon, Arizona. And tragically, in the post-war era, the US government arranged for Indé children to be taken from their families for adoption by Caucasian Americans in assimilation programs.
Episode 109: Strange Bedfellows
[convo between Tom and Kai]
Tom: So the Tong would be willing to supply cheap labor, help set up infrastructure for saloons, hotels, what, anything?
Kai: The workers alone would bring more business, more money.
Tom: Yeah, but I'd be inviting organized crime into my town. Seems like more problems than I need.
Kai: You're the sheriff. Better you set the terms before they decide to do it for themselves.
The word tong means 'hall' or 'gathering place'. These organizations are described as secret societies or sworn brotherhoods and were initially created as voluntary benevolent associations for support and protection: one can see the laudable cultural collectivism evident in this kind of organization. The tong provided services for immigrants such as employment and housing opportunities- Walker Independence was light on these more benevolent origins of the Tong. They also helped resolve individual and group disputes within the community again showing the collectivistic approach.
Many of these volunteer societies, however, did not have the financial ability to fund community events or look after their members, and those that did tended to focus inward and provide help only to their own members. As a result, many tongs with little or no hereditary financial value had to either disband or operate criminal activities such as gambling houses and prostitution- this is where the Walker Independence portrayal of the Tong starts to be recognisable, this later transformation of the tongs from benevolent associations to providers of illegal services.
In the early years the tongs employed 'hatchet men' as hired killers to fight the street battles that ensued over turf, business and women- these fighters can be seen in episode 109: 'Strange Bedfellows'. This is probably why Hoyt seemingly describes them as fiercesome with his 'I knew a one-armed man in Omaha. Said the Tong took the other' and why Kai acts so threatened and cornered but as a former Tong is able to effectively and impressively fight himself out of the corner. This background might also explain why he and Tom have such an unusual affinity for each other with the both of them being forged into unwilling but skilled fighting-men- the brutality of the tong fighting ring that Kai was forced to fight in being akin to the brutality that Tom describes as both witnessing and perpetrating in self-defense when in an 1880s-1890s asylum. Out of all the characters in Walker Independence, Kai and Tom both seem to be most cognisant of the varied threats that Independence faces and are most willing to apply cold hard practicality to these threats.
2023.06.09 17:26 mdfwthrowaway2118 34 [m4f] Dallas - married seeking more
2023.06.09 15:48 DietCrackAddict Meals on wheels: Parasitic wasp edition
All photos were taken this morning in North East Texassubmitted by DietCrackAddict to Entomology [link] [comments]
2023.06.09 15:04 GreevenFeeder Not very interesting, but I thought they looked pretty
They all come from my backyard in East Texas, it's a nicely-wooded area :)submitted by GreevenFeeder to Entomology [link] [comments]
Sorry if image quality/focus sucks on a couple of them :(
2023.06.09 13:03 BullAlligator [General Discussion] SUPER REGIONALS WEEK: Part II (2023)
|1||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||ACC||1||1||1||1||—|
|9||Coastal Carolina Chanticleers||Sun Belt||9||9||8||7||↓2|
|11||Campbell Fighting Camels||Big South||12||10||11||15||↑4|
|13||Connecticut Huskies||Big East||10||13||14||9||↓4|
|14||Oklahoma State Cowboys||Big 12||16||15||13||17||↑3|
|15||Dallas Baptist Patriots||C-USA||18||14||15||16||↑1|
|16||Southern Miss Golden Eagles||Sun Belt||13||17||19||21||↑5|
|17||Oregon State Beavers||Pac-12||14||21||17||13||↓4|
|19||South Carolina Gamecocks||SEC||NR||16||18||19||—|
|20||Maryland Terrapins||Big Ten||19||19||25||25||↑5|
|21||Alabama Crimson Tide||SEC||22||20||23||NR||↑6|
|22||Indiana State Sycamores||MVC||23||23||20||NR||↑|
|24||West Virginia Mountaineers||Big 12||NR||25||22||18||↓6|
|NR||Duke Blue Devils||ACC||NR||24||NR||24||↓2|
|NR||TCU Horned Frogs||Big 12||17||28||NR||NR||↑|
|NR||Boston College Eagles||ACC||NR||29||24||20||↓9|
|NR||Texas A&M Aggies||SEC||25||30||NR||NR||↑|
|A-10||St. Joseph's||George Mason|
|Big 12||Oklahoma State, Texas, & West Virginia||TCU|
|Big West||UC San Diego*||ɴᴏɴᴇ|
|Horizon||Wright State||Wright State|
|MAC||Kent State||Ball State|
|Missouri Valley||Indiana State||Indiana State|
|Mountain West||San Diego State & San José State||San José State|
|NEC||Central Connecticut||Central Connecticut|
|Ohio Valley||Morehead State||Eastern Illinois|
|SEC||Arkansas & Florida||Vanderbilt|
|Summit||Oral Roberts||Oral Roberts|
|Sun Belt||Coastal Carolina||Southern Miss|
|SWAC||Alabama State||Florida A&M|
|WAC||Grand Canyon||Sam Houston|
|West Coast||Loyola Marymount||Santa Clara|
2023.06.09 10:31 TaintedTatertot An insect I've seen since I was a kid, what's the name?
2023.06.09 07:45 TXSHoneyHunter 55 [M4F OR F/F] # EAST Texas DADDY ready to do it again.
2023.06.09 07:37 TXSHoneyHunter 55 [M4F] #East Texas DADDY WANTS TO DO IT AGAIN..
2023.06.09 07:09 Germanbear043 Found this little dude in my bathroom (south east texas)
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2023.06.09 05:44 As-Bi Wales doesn't exist 😭
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2023.06.09 05:22 TwoElvesOneBanjo This was new Bermuda sod laid in January. Why is some of the grass thriving and the majority not? The only thing I’ve used is Milorganite back in April. The backyard faces East and I’m in North Texas
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2023.06.08 22:19 Ok_Gear_7448 Native American communities of the Confederate States of America circa 1914, in my friend's Confederate victory TL
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so quick clarification:
community = significant presence, not necessarily a majority, in several places, they are less than 20% of the population but they are a significant enough presence to be noted
key from largest to I can't be bothered:
dark red = Maya
red = Cherokee
pale red = Choktaw
purple = Chickasaw
olive green = Moskito
orange = Creek
strong green = Seminole
off white = Comanchee
grey = Tarahumra
darker grey - Yaqui
pale green = Apache
pale yellow = Lehca
teal blue = Lumbee
off yellow = Garifurna
pale blue = Pech
light teal blue = O'dham
the other small colours are just the small tribes of North Carolina and Oklahoma
context for the changes from OTL:
the five civilised tribes remain the majority in the Indian country ITTL, though large black (legally held as POW's) and white populations exist within the area. the five civilised tribes maintain a very very high birth rate, 13.5 births per woman. this ramp up in birth rates began with concerted efforts in the 1880's and 1890's. this was spearheaded by the tribal leadership, conservative women and the Orange Order (yes that Orange Order). this naturally led to a lot of kids, with Seqoyan oil being largely under state control, the profits were largely redirected into child care. in spite of oil money and the Orange Order providing badly needed child care, many Seqoyan families simply couldn't take care of their children leading to a new solution, send them east to various boarding schools in their ancestral homelands. this paired with wealthier Seqoyan's frequently choosing to move to their traditional homelands, especially the Seminole, led to their communities out in the south east being revived.
the Comanchee, on essentially a passing comment by Robert E Lee, were saved from their OTL fate of near annihilation. during Lee's presidency, the Comanchee were placed in a reservation running along the Texas New Mexico border where they could in his words "bother the Yankees with their barbarism". the Comanchee atleast in the south of their reservation have been transitioning to cotton over their traditional economy of looting and burning anything resembling a Yankee's house in the New Mexico desert.
the Apache were generally better treated by the CSA ITTL, the Lipan were allowed to remain on a reservation. they sometimes go north to join the Mescalero in raiding New Mexico. the Mescalero maintain a small reservation along the New Mexico border.
thoughts and questions would be appreciated
2023.06.08 21:43 Indricothere What is this tree / plant ?
Spotted in East Texas at a client's house. The home owner didn't know what it was either. I thought it was interesting. Anyone have any ideas on what this is?submitted by Indricothere to whatsthisplant [link] [comments]
2023.06.08 21:02 Latter_Bother687 How the US has grown
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2023.06.08 18:40 dirtyharrison EXCLUSIVE: East Texas Businessman to Run Against State House Speaker Dade Phelan
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2023.06.08 17:53 EasyNewzApp Texas floods are a reminder of how quickly weather patterns will shift.
2023.06.08 17:47 OMG_a_chicken This little lady is laying eggs in my backyard! What is she? I'm located in East Texas
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