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Gone Fishing03 Aug 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

And I don't mean the sort one buys from Avon.

Thinking about paint schemes and figure choices, it's occurred to me I don't know what the ethnic makeup of the Alamo defenders was. I'd guess it was overwhelmingly Anglo, but do any of you know what percentage were Tejano? Black?

I'd love approximate percentages, but can work in the other direction too.

Thanks in advance,

Daryl

Glengarry503 Aug 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

I found this…
link

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

I think Seguin had around a dozen Mexicanos with him. (Going from memory on research from about 15 years ago.)

Gone Fishing03 Aug 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

That's hugely helpful, Glengarry. Can't thank you enough!

MJ, that too is a good start. I think I read somewhere that large numbers (the majority?) of Mexicanos in the Southwest, fed up with the corruption and malfeasance of the Mexico City government, sided with the Texans in the conflict. More to research…

Thank you both again!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Here is a list by birth state/country from the Alamo web site: link

And a list at the Wiki article: link

Both from a Google search for "names alamo defenders"

Jim

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