Tejano Patriot: A Discussion with Author Art Martinez de Vara

Join Casa Navarro State Historic Site Manager Georgia Ruiz Davis as she discusses the legacy of Jose Francisco Ruiz, an important figure in Texas history. She is joined by author Art Martinez de Vara, who has produced the first full-length biography about Ruiz. 

Ruiz is best known as one of two Tejano signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Born in San Antonio de Béxar to an upwardly mobile family, Ruiz underwent a dramatic transformation from a conservative royalist to one of the staunchest liberals of his era during the war for Mexican independence. 

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