Texas Matters: Juan Seguin, A Tejano Knight

Mar 9, 2018

The pantheon of heroes of Texas independence from Mexico includes names many know: Davy Crocket, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Jim Bowie and Juan Seguin.

But of these Texan heroes, Seguin’s story may be one of the most interesting, conflicted and inspiring.

On this episode of "Texas Matters," we talk to author Bill Neeley about his book, "A Tejano Knight, The Quest of Don Juan Seguin."


Of those legendary "Texans" named, only Seguin was born in the Lone Star state.

He was at the siege of the Alamo, at the victory of San Jacinto and he was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

But Seguin also saw the republic that he fought to create turn against him, take his land, brand him a traitor and tear at his loyalties.

Neeley discusses all this and more on this episode. His book is available online at Neeleybooks.com.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org or on Twitter @DavidMartinDavi