Tejanos are historically known as the early Spanish settlers who lived in what is now Texas back in the 1600s. Tejanos also played a role in the fight for Texas independence. Today, Tejanos are considered the descendants of the early Spanish settlers and the indigenous Mexican population. Though Tejanos have had a constant presence in the region for centuries, their role in Texas history isn’t as celebrated as other figures in Texas history, including the heroes of the Alamo – Travis, Crockett, and Bowie being the most famous.
In 2016, a forgotten remnant of Tejano history was literally unearthed in San Antonio. TPR's Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with Rudi Rodriguez, president and founder of TexasTejano.com, about the discovery.