On this day, in Chicano History

1972: San Antonio:
A state report reveals that nearly half of the people in the lower Rio Grande Valley are living in poverty, that most are Chicanos, and that 70% of those in poverty are employed.

On this day in Chicano History

1849: San Francisco
The Alta California reports repression against “foreign miners” (including the Chinese) is mounting in the “gold country” and Chicanos are being forced to the southern mines where there is little gold or water.

Excerpt: Richard Henry Morefield
California Historical Society Quarterly
Vol. 35, No. 1 (Mar., 1956), pp. 37-46
Published by: University of California Press in association with the California Historical Society
DOI: 10.2307/25155032
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/25155032
Page Count: 10

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1973, Tucson, Arizona:
Two highly decorated Viet Nam veteran are arrested together, but treated differently. John Hall is given a suspended sentence, but Carlos Flores is charged with “resisting a Border Patrol Officer.”

1973, Tucson, AZ

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1846: Bent’s Fort, New Mexico:
Col. Stephen Kearney issues a proclamation telling New Mexicans that the impending U.S. military occupation of their land would not be hostile.

07/31/1846 Col. Stephen Kearney, NM declaration

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1945: Washington, DC:
Dr. Ernesto Galarza prepares a report focusing in on how U.S. growers are violating international agreements by cheating the Mexican farmworkers imported during World War II on their wages and working conditions.

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1973, Laredo, Texas:
60 year old hermit/Rancher Kenneth Adami – defiant in his arrest for killing five Chicanos by saying, Hey, I’ve just killed five wetbacks.” He was later sentenced to life imprisonment.

Rancher Who Slew 5 Draws Life Sentence (Santa Ana Register)

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1971: Springfield Missouri:
Reis Lopez Tijerina was freed from federal prison after serving three years for his protests of the Gov’t takeover of Mexican and Spanish Land Grants in New Mexico.

On this day, in Chicano History

Jul. 25, 1846, Matamoros, Mexico:
Ulysses S. Grant, later President of the United States -in a letter to his Lover, Julia Dent writes that U.S. occupation forces have murdered many Mexican civilians and “…seem to enjoy acts of violence…” against Mexicans.

Ulysess S. Grant, love letter from war.