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Hilario Hinojosa was a lifelong resident of
He was born in Texas in 1884 to Pedro and Dolores Hinojosa.
San Diego, Texas is a
small community in Duval and Jim Wells counties. His roots could be traced back
to San Diego . Spain
Hilario was a ranch hand and farmer. He worked at various ranches in
He married Helena De Leon and they had seven children. Only three of their
children lived to adulthood.
died at an early age in 1934. Hilario did not remarry but instead focused on
raising his children in and around the La Vernia and St Hedwig area. Helena
After his wife’s death, Hilario continued to work the farmland in the La Vernia region. On weekends he would travel to
San Antonio to buy bread and pastry at
the old Colonial Bakery for resale in St. Hedwig and . This was over a four hour trip by
horse drawn wagon. Hilario would start his trip before daylight in order to
return to sell his goods. Martinez
|Hilario and Helena are the couple in the middle.|
Hilario was well known in the La Vernia area. He was a friend to many of the Polish citizens in the area and was acknowledged for his generosity. Hilario never turned down a request if he could help. His Spanish accent fit in well with the Polish folks who worked and owned farms and businesses in La Vernia and St. Hedwig.
Hilario moved to
to live with
his daughter in the 1960’s. His healthy living style kept him busy as he walked
to see his son and daughter-in-law almost daily. Hilario enjoyed listening to
music whenever he visited with his daughter-in-law. The house was always full
of music and chatter! He would also walk to the local stores to buy groceries
and just talk to his many friends. He became a living fixture in the
neighborhood. He often went on vacation with his son’s family traveling into San Antonio . Mexico
In the 1970’s Hilario lost his vision due to eye surgery. Even while living in the dark, Hilario tried to live a normal life. He would wake up early in the morning, say his prayers (his faith in God never left him), had a small shot of mescal to warm his aging bones, and then ate breakfast.
Hilario Hinojosa died at the age of ninety-nine in 1983 after a short illness. He is buried next to his wife at the
Cemetery in St. Hedwig . At the time of
his death he left behind two living children and numerous grandchildren. He was
a humble, yet unique Texan and truly a part of Texas farm and ranching history. Texas
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Senator Mark Lee recently released a book entitled "Written Out of History." This book tells the story of eight individuals who helped found our nation but are never spoken or written about. The lost founders include an assortment of men and women.
One of the forgotten contributors to our founding was a Native American. This person was Canasatego, leader of the Onondaga nation and spokesman for the Iroquois Confederation.
The website Teachinghistory.org has this to say about Canasatego and the Five Nations that contributed to our beginnings:
Question - Did any Native American group influence the men who drafted the
governing documents? United
Answer - In 1744, Canasatego, leader of the Onondaga nation and spokesman for the Iroquois Confederation, advised the British colonists:
". . . We heartily recommend
and a Good Agreement between you our Brethren. Our wise Forefathers established
Union and Amity between the Five Nations; this
has made us formidable, this has given us great weight and Authority with our
Neighboring Nations. We are a Powerfull confederacy, and by your observing the
same Methods our wise Forefathers have taken, you will acquire fresh Strength
Canasatego’s admonition and other evidence has led some scholars to believe that Native American, particularly Iroquois, governments served as models for the new nation’s government. Others refute that theory and argue that the framers of the
other documents did not need the example of Indian governments because they
could refer to numerous English and Continental European political theories for
their ideas. United States
The Iroquois Confederation is the oldest association of its kind in
North America. Although some
scholars believe that the Five Nations ( Oneida,
Onondaga, Cayuga, Mohawk, and Seneca) formed their Iroquois League in the 12th
century, the most popular theory holds that the confederation was created
around 1450, before Columbus’ “discovery” of . These
five nations bore common linguistic and cultural characteristics, and they
formed the alliance to protect themselves from invasion and to deliberate on
common causes. In the 18th century, the Tuscarora joined the league to increase
the membership to six nations. America
Those who support the theory that the First Peoples influenced the drafting of the founding documents point to the words of founders such as Benjamin Franklin, who in 1751 wrote to his printer colleague James Parker that “It would be a strange thing if Six Nations of ignorant savages should be capable of forming a scheme for such an union, and be able to execute it in such a manner as that it has subsisted ages and appears indissoluble; and yet that a like union should be impracticable for ten or a dozen English colonies.”
Native American Studies Professor Bruce Johansen and American Studies Professor Donald Grinde, among others, argue that American colonists, in Johansen’s words, “drew freely on the image of the American Indian as an exemplar of the spirit of liberty they so cherished.” These scholars argue that the framers of American governments understood and admired Native American government structures, and they borrowed certain indigenous concepts for their own governments.
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The MSM like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc. edit Comey's testimony to make President Trump look bad!
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