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Top: "El Alamo" by Castroville artist Theodore Gentilz, showing view of the unfinished church, ca. 1840s, following the siege of the Alamo. The church was used as part of the defensive fortifications during the battle. Painting courtesy of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, Yanaguana Society Collection. Contact for reproduction policies: www.drtl.org/Services/PhotoPolicies.asp.

Bottom Left: Examples of tools and weaponry made by mission Indians at Mission San Antonio de Valero: a and b, chipped-stone arrow points; c, Olivella shell bead; d, bead made from bird bone; e-h, mussel shell beads; i, basalt pestle, possibly from Mexico. Image adapted from Fox, Bass, and Hester 1976 courtesy CAR-UTSA.

Bottom Right: The Alamo shrine as it appears today, bearing the front parapet built by the U.S. Army to cover the unfinished pitch roof of the original structure.

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