And those guys at the Alamo? They were told that it was foolish to stay there and that they were going to die. They stayed anyway. And you know how it ended: they all died. Well, not everybody, actually. There were 5 dozen survivors: women and children, Tejano soldiers, and slaves.
The story you told was very well written. You provided some key details that were misleading in Texas textbooks.
Thank you for writing this because the whitewashing of history has had a negative influence on how Americans view issues like race.
People telling the true history can be one of the remedies.