Texas revolutionary Juan Seguín was a politician, a soldier, a land speculator, a businessman, and a suspected traitor. Yet he was undoubtedly a hero and died an honored veteran. The perplexing contrasts of Seguín's life illustrate how complicated loyalty could be during the struggle for Texas independence—especially for Tejano citizens of the Republic.
Image: Juan Seguín by Jefferson Wright, 1838. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.