Los porciones 1767

Porciones now commonly referred to as Land grants have a rich history. Including the land grants or porciones located in the middle of the Rio Grande River and the Nueces River.  According to some they are a different breed all together.   In the early days of Texas the first settlers began to colonize in areas where their families were relocated.

In history we learn that the colonists of Nuevo Santander established 23 areas or communities between 1748 and 1755.  These land grants, were unique in design, giving a pattern along the Rio Grande see our article History of Spanish Land Grants.

There were varied sizes of the land grants that were based on different factors.  We found this video on Youtube that describes the differences.


Cabeza de Vaca was one of four survivors of the expedition to Florida. He spent eigh years in the Texas Northern Mexico region.

There was war in 1536-37 against the spanish settlers. However Cabeza was instrumental in his reportings to the King of Spain. You can read more about the land grants on this site.

After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the USA and the Mexican Republic) guaranteed that Mexican citizens living in ceded lands would retain property rights and would be given United States citizenship if they remained in ceded lands for at least one year.

During this period and after many South Texas land owners were being displaced from their lands.

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