Author of A Tejano Knight (2017) &
The Last Comanche Chief (1995).
A Tejano Knight is only avialable at www.neeleybooks.com
As a descendant of Col. Juan.N. Seguin, I would like to say that this is a well written book. It truly shows what the Tejano endured before and after the war for independence. Our ancestors felt the animosity of the time. He knew the hardship of his fellow man. I for one believe that he fought for not just freedom but for basic human rights.
Henry Ray Lozada, Lubbock Texas
President- South Plains Genealogical Society-Lubbock, Texas
Member-The Canary Islands Descendants Association- San Antonio
Member- Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society-San Antonio
Member-The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Texas Society- San Antonio
Member- San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society- San Antonio
Board Member - Lubbock County , Texas Historical Commission
Dr Hugh A Anderson - Texas Tech University, Archivist, Historian
Ray Lozada writes - "It is not often that I am moved by the reading of a book, much less a biography. A Tejano Knight, The Quest of Don Juan Seguin, did to me, what few other books have done. I was moved by the courage displayed by Don Juan Seguin, the determination he showed and the sacrifice he was willing to endure. The hero of the book is faced with life changing decisions, not only of his life, but of those he loved. He faced them without hesitation, for he knew where his priorities were, God, Family and Country. The betrayal of those he wanted to help the most, left me with a feeling of anger. His Dream of making Texas a Republic, a free country with Freedom and Justice for all, left me with a sense of admiration for Juan. The rejection he faced from Tejas, not the one he was born in, but the one Texas would become, filled me with sadness. His Faith and Belief was so strong, that even to the end, his Dream endured, Dios y Tejas (God and Country), that brings a smile to my face."
Dr Anderson writes - " Bill Neeley’s A Tejano Knight: The Quest of Don Juan Seguin, is the fulfilment of an idea, brought on by Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio and U. S. Secretary of HUD, that had its inception some 30 years ago when the author was finishing up the research for his monumental work on Quanah Parker. For far too long, the role of the Seguins and other prominent Tejano families in the Lone Star State’s revolutionary decades had been overlook in its quest for independence and the subsequent addition of Texas to the U.S.A. But Bill Neeley effectively fills that void in the saga of Erasmo and Juan Seguin. In the process, a long-neglected aspect of Texas history had at last been revealed."