Philip Nolan was the first major filibuster to arrive in Texas. Philip Nolan was known for capturing mustang & selling them to the United States. Eventually he & the crew got caught.
I believe I need to start a revolution !
The Gutierrez-Magee expedition (inspired by Father Hidalgo) organized the republic of the north & proclaimed Texas independent of Spain. They were defeated and killed (Battle of Medina).
This speech was one of many motives to make Texas independent from Spanish/Mexican rule.
Dr. James Long
To Necodoches men!
He believed that unless something was done to stop the King of Spain from overruling Texas that the conditions weren't gonna get better. Instead of getting arrested or to just not get caught, he would start the revolution.
Jean & other pirates set up in Galveston attacked Spanish ships. Eventually he was run out of the area by U.S. ships. whenever he started raiding them. His biggest motive was gold.
Dr. James long led a group of people to Necodoches to declare Texas independent from Spain. He was the last major filibuster in Texas. He was a filibuster to inspire others to cross the borders into Texas.