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3/1/12 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700HISP.14.htm 1/1 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700HISP.14.htm Me[icaQ-APeUicaQV: The Legac\ Rf CRQtXeVW YV. CXbaQ EQcOaYe I. TUeaW\ Rf GXadeORXSe HiOdagR (1848): Me[icR VXUUeQdeUV RYeU 1/3 WeUUiWRU\ WR u.s. A.Mexico must accept after U.S. armies invade during Mexican-American War B.75,000 Mexican nationals guaranteed their land grants; bilingual official documents C.Language not respected; within 10 years, much property lost through Anglo duplicity 1. Mexican tradition based on vague landmarks is manipulated in Anglo courts 2. Anglo hunger for Mexican¶s land fuels conflict II.Me[icaQ UeViVWaQce WR abXVe, OaQd Vei]XUeV iQ sRXWhZeVW OabeOed aV cUiPiQaO A.Bandido image used to denigrate rebellions B.Example of Cortina Wars and “Red Robber Barron of the Rio Grande” 1.Wealthy Juan Cortina had large land grant, was incensed by Anglo treatment 2.Kills sheriff seen pistol-whipping one of his mother¶s workers 3.Frees Mexican prisoners from Brownsville jail, is labeled a “bandit” by Anglos
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