High Noon Talk: Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier


May 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Hear how cultures connected in 19th century Texas.

Program Details

Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunch-time lecture.

Join authors Daniel Gelo and Christopher Wickham for a talk on their recent book, Comanches and Germans on the Texas Frontier. The book includes the translation of a study of Comanche language by German scholar Heinrich Berghaus. His study was based on data gathered by a young German settler in Texas, Emil Kriewitz, and included a groundbreaking list of Comanche words and their German translations. This fascinating book should not be missed by anyone interested in the cultures, languages, history, and geography of Texas. This talk will shed light on how Comanches and Germans came into contact in Central Texas during the middle of the 19th century.

To receive CPE credit, email Education@TheStoryOfTexas.com

The Bullock Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.