Austin History Quiz Answer 5 - Austin History Center

Austin History Quiz Answer 5

C10826What Native American tribe was most common in the area?

The Tonkawa Indians were the most common in this area around the time of Austin's founding. The Comanches and Lipan Apaches also frequently ranged into the vicinity. All the tribes were nomadic, moving their camps frequently to follow the available food supply.

Photo: C10826, Ida and Tonkawa Indian Named Johnson, undated

 

Question 6

When were the names of the east-west streets downtown changed from the names of trees to numbers?

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