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Tradition says that more than two hundred years before Columbus ‘discovered’ America, a feud arose among the Aztecs and that, as a result, the Nasonites were driven forth and forbidden ever to return to the halls of the Montezumas.  The exiles wandered far to the northward and finally reached the beautiful summits of the hills near San Marcos.  They gazed with rapture upon the clear streams, the emerald valleys, the herds of buffalo and deer, and the droves of wild turkeys.  Believing that they had reached the “Beautiful Hunting Grounds,” they cried out in delight, “Texas!” or, as the Anglo-American says, “Paradise.” 

Mattie Austin Hatcher
Myths of the Tejas Indians
Texas and Southwestern Lore

 

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