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  • Thoreau, New Mexico Report
    Kaitlyn Willett Thoreau, New Mexico City Report Practically all residents pronounce the town's name like "thuh-roo" (similar to "through" or "threw") and definitely not like "thorough" or "throw." Thoreau lies along Interstate 40 and the historic U.S. Route 66. The climate in Thoreau is desert, with sparse vegetation typical of the region. Common plants include pinyon pine and juniper trees, sagebrush, tumbleweeds, and some short, sparse grasses. Summers are relatively mild, due to Thoreau's...
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  • Statehood of New Mexico - 732 Words
    It took New Mexico more than half a century to shed its territorial status and become a state. New Mexico's citizens first attempted to gain statehood in 1850, when local officials drafted a state constitution which was overwhelmingly approved by voters. A legislature and executive officials were elected. That same summer, however, this statehood plan was nullified when Congress passed the Compromise Bill of 1850 which granted New Mexico territorial status. Other attempts to develop and...
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  • From Letter from New Mexico (1599): Juan de Oñate
    The Infantry History 1301 Participation Assignment 4 was a famous Mexican explorer, “colonial governor of the New Spain province of New Mexico, and founder of various settlements in the present day American Southwest” (Shi & Mayer, 2010). Juan De Oñate struggled to gain support for his explorations due to his birth background as a criollo. King Phillip II was hesitant to support his expedition at first, but because of Juan De Oñate’s family wealth King Phillip II agreed to support him...
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  • The Us-Mexico Border Timeline
    The US Mexico Border Pre-1519 U.S.-Mexico border region is inhabited by many Native American groups who have lived in the area for centuries. 1535 Spain establishes colonial government in Mexico. 1819 Adam-Onis Treaty: U.S.-Mexico boundary established by Spain and the United States. 1821 Mexico wins independence from Spain. 1824 Mexico becomes a republic. | 1846 The U.S. Mexico war begins. 1848 Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in the Sacramento Valley area of...
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  • Spanish Colonies in New World
    The Spanish settlements in the American Southwest in New England of the seventeenth century can be contrasted in primarily two ways. First, their politics were based on entirely different ruling classes and systems of government. Second, they employed different avenues of economic development. The Spanish settlements began with Cortes and others conquering the Native Americans of South, Central, and parts of Southwestern North America. After eradicating a large portion of the Native American...
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  • The Southwest Airlines Faces New Challenges
    "The Southwest" redirects here. For other uses, see Southwest. Regional definitions vary from source to source. New Mexico and Arizona (in dark red) are almost always considered the core, modern-day Southwest. The striped states may or may not be considered to be part of the same region. With the exception of Texas and Oklahoma (offset in blue) -- which are counted as part of the South -- the Southwestern states are also classified as West by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Treaty of Guadalupe...
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  • Mexicans and Discrimination - 618 Words
    Wetback, spic and beaner are a few of the words people use when talking about a Mexican. Mexican Americans have been the victim of discrimination throughout the history of the United States. Mexicans have a very big stereotype against them. One of the main reasons that they are discriminated against is because of their illegal immigration into the United States. Like many other groups Mexicans immigrated to the United States in search of a better life. Many Mexicans are left with no choice but...
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  • Nm History - 597 Words
    New Mexico has had a very colorful past, from history came cultures, economy, and treasured landmarks. New Mexico is the place to visit to expand your intellectual horizons. The state's unique geology ranges from the Carlsbad Caverns to White Sand dunes to the high Rocky Mountains located in the state. New Mexico also has world-class science at two national laboratories, several observatories, Spaceport America, and the Very Large Array, among others. You can find history in every part of...
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  • Blood and Thunder: Indians and Manifest Destiny
    Perhaps the most striking part of Blood and Thunder is the famed and fabled Kit Carson himself. He begins the book as a duty-driven youth who is able to kill anyone or anything without a sense of remorse, likely because of his experiences with the harshness of life as a child. However, once he begins to have a family—a real family, one he raises and takes care of and looks after—he begins to shift. Carson begins to balk at some killings, even going so far as to decry the killing of indian...
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  • Seven Cities of Cibola, a Discovery by the African Slave Estevanico
    Estevanico U.S. History African Americans have contributed into American history such that they contributed from arts and culture to technological developments, influencing American success. However, around the 1530’s, an African slave named “Estevanico” was brought into the Americas by the Portuguese. Estevanico assisted Spanish conquers in their expeditions of the new territory (western United States) for the purpose of Christianity expansion and gold extraction, which they referred as...
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  • Tourism of the southwest - 605 Words
    Tourism in the Southwest When was tourism first introduced to New Mexico and it’s native people? Well New Mexico has been a true vision for people wanting to visit “The Land of Enchantment” and the “Magical” place full of new and exciting culture since the late nineteenth century. This vision of New Mexico has been shown to people from films like “The Tourists.” Which follows four tourists on a train from Santa Fe to New Mexico’s biggest city, Albuquerque. The film shows a new exciting place...
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  • Toni Hillerman Thief of Time Worksheet
    Worksheet Now that you have read this thrilling story of Tony Hillerman, you are going to answer a couple of questions about the book. First we want to know if you have understand the story. Questions: * Why do you think Tony Hillerman named this book "A Thief of Time"? * Who is the "Thief of Time" and what did this person do? Can you also tell why he had done these things? * First they thought someone else was illegally digging at unofficial places. Who did they think it was and why?...
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  • Sponser - 469 Words
    August 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Fundraiser Kylee Creasy Photography is putting on 3 fashion shows and creating a calendar featuring models from New Mexico and Texas. The 3 shows are in Las Cruces, El Paso, and Deming. We will be selling calendars and tickets and stores are buying into the fashion shows. All of the profits from the fashion shows and ½ the profits from the calendars will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of El Paso; they are aware of our...
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  • Outline for N.M. Unemployment Benifits
    1. Who enacted this statute? The statute for the terms of denial for unemployment benefits in the state of New Mexico would be enacted by the legislative authority in the state of New Mexico. Meaning it would fall back on the state of New Mexico to enact the statute. 2. Is this statutory mandatory or discretionary? What causal term in the statute helped you answer this question? The statute for the denial of unemployment benefits would be considered statutory mandatory. The key word in...
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  • Ysleta mission Trail - 843 Words
    Erika Ramirez Ysleta Mission Trail Mission lies on a historic site, it is part of the trails that were the first settlements that build what is, The El Paso we know and live today. Mission Ysleta is one of the two mission churches that still stand today. On a home mile route that runs from San Elizario to Ysleta, through Socorro, in what is known as El Camino Real De la Tierra Adentro (which means Royal Road of the Interior.) It once linked missions as far as Mexico City...
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  • contribution by minorities - 425 Words
     Of all the minority groups, the African-Americans contributed the most manpower. There were more than nine hundred thousand African- American men enlisted in the military, they served in different military branches- Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. FDR also gave them the permission to join the Air Corps, and to attend officer training schools. The “Tuskegee Airmen” included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel...
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  • Tour and Itinerary Design - 1163 Words
    Tour and Interpretive Program Development Chris Grey Dr. Lance Fredrick September 28, 2001 TOUR OF NEW MEXICO TRAVEL SERVICE 5 Day Tour Departure Date: February 2, 2002 Principal Places of Visitation: White Sands in Alamogordo, New Mexico (Hamstone Inn) Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico (Greek West Inn & Suites) Alien Exhibit in Roswell, New Mexico Total Price: ($1091.95) Travel Route: Itinerary: Five-Day New Mexico Tour All meals and admission included in...
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  • Cover Letter - 297 Words
    Joseph Jones 6815 Bright View Road Las Cruces, NM 88007 August 30, 2013 O. Homer Smith Dean Neeley School of Business TCU Box 298530 Fort Worth, TX 76129 Dear Dean Smith: The number 13 rank that the Finance program received at the Neeley School of Business is very appealing and a crucial factor of why I am applying. A degree from Neeley will help my land a job, and that is a crucial step of starting my career and accomplishing my goals. Therefore, it is my priority to receive...
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  • Guadalupe Hidalgo - 758 Words
    January 15, 1848 Distinguished Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Don Bernardo Couto, and Don Miguel Atistain, I am an extremely proud Mexican citizen living in a New Mexican territory. I have been given land by the King of Spain and have recently received the details of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty portrays insincerity and presents us with an unjustifiable position. The result of the treaty would put us in an even worse situation than we are in now. My points should be recognized...
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  • The Last Conquistador - 514 Words
    Language Arts 11B 18 September 2012 The Last Conquistador In the movie The Last Conquistador, there is a controversy going on between John Houser, a sculpture who successfully attempted to create and mount the tallest bronze equestrian statue in the world, and people who funded the building of the statue and Native Americans living in Texas. The Native Americans don’t want the statue of a long-forgotten Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate, branded a terrorist and a genocidal architect by...
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  • Mexican American - 481 Words
    The Status of Mexican Americans, 1848-1900 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: treaty that conclude the war b/w U.s and Mexico. U.S wins and texas is now part of USA 50% of Territory: mexico forced by this treaty to give up 50% of its territory Mexican Nationals Property & Economic Rights Article IX: provide protection of property Article X: grants citizenship Changing Society: Americanization 1. head political system 2. dislocate the landed elite 3....
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  • Shiprock - 308 Words
    FAST FACTS ABOUT SHIPROCK •Elevation: 7,177 feet (2,188 meters) •Prominence: 1,583 feet (482 meters) •Location: Navajo Nation, San Juan County, New Mexico. •Coordinates: 36.6875 N / ­108.83639 W •First Ascent: First ascent in 1939 by David Brower, Raffi Bedayn, Bestor Robinson, and John Dyer. Fast Facts: Shiprock is a dramatic 7,177­foot­high (2,188­meter) rock mountain located in northwestern New Mexico about 20 miles southwest of the town of Shiprock. Shiprock is on Navajo Nation ...
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  • the dog house - 309 Words
    Hassan Alsamiri Mr. MateusiakEnglish class October 9, 2014 The Importance Of Theme In the story Navajo lessons, Celine and her brother Josh, go on a voyage to spend the summer in the Navajo reservation with their grandma. As soon as Celine got there she thought that it was going to be boring, throughout the story Celine gets more and more mature by realizing to care about others other than herself. In this story my theme is ‘’Coming To Age’’. At first, Celine thinks that she’s going...
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  • Juan de Onate - 590 Words
    Juan De Onate In 1549 a baby named Juan de Onate was born. He was born in Zacatecas, New Spain (Mexico). His father’s name was Cristobal De Onate; his father was a conquistador/silver baron. Juan’s mother was Dona Catalina Salazar. They were silver mine owners, and Spanish-Basque colonists. He grew up dreaming of conquering the region north of New Spain. Juan de Onate first career was as an Indian fighter. He was an Indian fighter in the Northern Frontier region of New Spain. Juan de Onate...
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  • The Migration and Assimilation of Mexican Americans
    The Migration and Assimilation of Mexican Americans The migration of Mexican Americans has been a long journey. The road in which most have taken is one of sacrifice and hard-work. A road paved with the dreams and hopes, faith, determination, and the forbearance to achieve all that this land has to offer. The subject to be discussed is how Mexican Americans have migrated and how they were assimilated into “American” society. The history of Mexican Americans migration dates back...
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  • Navajo Culture - 2476 Words
    Two Gray Hills Area Square foot for square foot, the Two Gray Hills is the finest rug that has come-and continues to come-from the post-Classic Navajo loom. The Two Gray Hills post, along with the neighboring posts of Brinks (at Newcomb) and Toadlena (which means "water bubbling out of the ground"), are west of U.S. Highway 666 midway between Shiprock and Gallup. Toadlena is at the foot of the Chuska' Mountains; Two Gray Hills is on the plain, and Brinks is on the highway. Two competing...
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  • Sports team business plan
    New Mexico Blaze Business Plan & Budget September 13, 2013 ________________________________________________________________________ 2.0 Description of Business Indoor Soccer 2.2 Practice Facility Team tryouts, conditioning and practices will happen at the Santa Ana Star Center. The Santa Ana Star Center provides a locker room for the team. NM Blaze will be working on a long team agreement with the Santa Ana Star Center. 3.4 Competition Merchandise Distribution Merchandise will be...
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  • Finding your Identity - 312 Words
    Romero 1 Amanda Romero English 101-203 September 24, 2013 Title Growing up in New Mexico the prominent languages spoken are English, Spanish and Native American languages. I have encountered a multitude of different ethnicities, beliefs, and cultures that all have different ways of speaking. The environment I grew up in has had a great impact on the way that I speak today. I grew up in a very traditional Hispanic home. Women were taught at a young age that our job was to take care and...
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  • Chicano Studies Midterm Paper
    The idea of Manifest Destiny became extremely popular during the 1840’s to justify US intrusion into other lands. Anglos believed it was their God-given right to expand and populate other areas. With this mentality, Anglos set out to take what belonged to Mexico. American intrusion into Mexican land created conflict between the two, leading to the Mexican-American War from 1846-1848. Mexicans living in present-day California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, which became...
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  • GRADED PA205 Unit 9 Final Project HeatherBradley
     PA205: Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing Prof: Wendi Cline Kaplan University January 17, 2015 By, Heather Leigh Bradley Natalie Attired Case Memorandum: To: Senior Partner From: Heather Bradley Re: Attired v. New Mexico Department Labor Employment Security Department, Board of Review Date: 01/17/2015 Statement of Facts: Natalie Attired was employed at Biddy’s as a waitress. Biddy’s evaluates waitress’ performance every three...
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  • Cultural Beliefs of Earths Origin
    The Navajo creation story involves three underworlds where important events happened to shape the Fourth World where we now live. The Navajo were given the name Ni’hookaa Diyan Diné by their creators. It means "Holy Earth People". Navajos today simply call themselves "Diné", meaning "The People". The Tewa Indians were the first to call them Navahu, which means "the large area of cultivated land". The Mexicans knew them as "Navajos de Apaches", known as a special group somewhat distinct from...
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  • The Santa Fe Trail - 510 Words
    Santa Fe Trail Net "ALL'S SET" FOR SFTNet "The Santa Fe Trail Lives On!" Welcome to SFTNet, the latest manifestation of the Santa Fe Trail saga. This service is designed for trail buffs, students, researchers, travelers on the trail--in short, anyone with an interest in historic or contemporary developments along the Santa Fe Trail. What Is The Santa Fe Trail? As many who read this introduction will know, the Santa Fe Trail is an ancient land route of communication between the desert...
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  • Slim Girl and Her Transformation
    Laughing Boy by Oliver LaFarge shows the transformations Slim Girls makes, with metaphors to her weaving. Slim Girl basically starts from step one, trying to regain the respect of the people whom she belongs. She was unaware of the basic culture, mannerisms, and “un-spoken rules”. Slim Girl learned a lot through the time she spent trying to re-join the Navajo people; she found out who she was and who she wanted to be In the beginning, Slim Girl was determined to become a Navajo again, and to...
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  • Navajo/Hopi Land Dispute
    The dispute over land between the Navajo Tribe and Hopi Tribe has been an on going dispute since the late 1800's. Although it might not seem like a high priority topic of conversation for most people, it is a very personal and sentimental topic for these two tribes. The Navajo population outnumbers the Hopi by a ratio of ten to one, while the amount of Hopi land has been reduced from its original size. To understand this complex situation between the two tribes, "A comprehensive...
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  • apache vs u.s settlers
    Zach Fort History 9/1/14 Reading Response Of all of the perspectives given to me, I believe that the apache tribe had the most reasonable and justified perspective. The apache only resorted to violence when they were avenging a tribe member that was murdered, or when they were trying to defend themselves, unlike the settlers,O’odham tribe, Mexican Americans, and U.S government who would kill simply because they didn’t like them. The apache tribe had to act the way they did...
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  • Causality and N.m. Stat - 295 Words
    Unit 2 Assignment N.M. Stat. Ann. § 51-1-7 PDF Questions QUESTIONS: 1. Who enacted this statute? Answer: New Mexico State Legislature 2. Is this statutorily mandatory or discretionary? What causal term in the statute helped you answer this question? Answer: Mandatory-shall be and shall not were causal terms that helped decide the answer. 3. According to this statute, what are the three ways that a person can be denied...
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  • Designing a Wireless Campus Area Network
     iLab Instructions Introduction This lab will introduce you to the use of wireless technologies, specifically radio frequency and free space optics, to satisfy business requirements for CAN, MAN, and WAN links in challenging design situations. The lab fully supports this...
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  • Lisa Ortiz - 911 Words
    Lisa Ortiz Unraveling America’s Hispanic Past Internal Stratification and Class Boundaries This essay was very interesting. Our Spanish/Mexican origin has a very historical, literature past that I did not know of. This essay explains how the Spanish/Mexican origin is far from being a homogenous group. Ramon A. Gutierrez, the author of this article explains that “his intent is to show that how the people defined themselves and how they are defined by others.” To me this means that the...
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  • Day Of The Dead Final HJohnson
    860456_ 214FA-SPAN-1411-THS1(Beginning Spanish I)_ 214FA_SPAN1411.THS1_ForeignLanguageWritingAssignment Dr. Richarte Course # 1411 27 October 2014 El dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) While many families of different cultures often share common characteristics and customs, the history and culture of the Hispanic family is significantly different from the typical American family. For example, it is common for multiple generations of a Hispanic family to live under one roof, while in...
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  • Chicano Studies: Hispanic-Americans
    Intro to Chicano Studies October 6 2010 Hispanic-Americans Free Response The video we saw during class was interesting and it caught my attention since I can relate to what was being said. There was talk about Hispanic Americans and how each generation lived differently. But the main thing I took from the video was the idea of America being an international country; a nation of immigrants. However we must be careful to not assimilate into the masses to the point where we completely forget...
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  • Proposal Letter - 314 Words
    Fartun Khalin 480-878-8771 Fkhalin@unm.edu Prof: Mohamed Ali Abukar Somali American United Council 2425 East Thomas St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-255-2100 Dear Prof. Abukar, My name is Fartun Khalin. I am a technical writing student at the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos. As part of my English course, I have been assigned a writing project to assist a local community service organization. I am especially interested in working with your organization because of the great impact your...
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  • America Occupied - 352 Words
    Dr. Rodolfo Jacobo United States History: Chicano Perspective Fall 2012 Short essay questions and sources for exam I 1. What were the historical roots of anti-Mexican sentiment according to the article “Origins of Anti-Mexican Sentient?” Refer to one page article handout entitled “The Origins of Anti Mexican Sentiment” in the additional readings folder under documents. Also consult the power-point with same title as handout. What according to Rudolfo Acuna was the myth behind...
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  • "Chicano" Mexican-American Movement
    Chicano - a political term made popular in the sixties with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement which followed the example of the Black Civil Rights Movement. The people of the Movement adopted the word Chicano for themselves just as the African Americans had adopted Black. The Chicano Movement fought for all people of the Southwest of Mexican descendancy. These people included those whose ancestors had been citizens in the southwest when it was Mexico before the United States occupied it in...
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  • Legal Memorandum - 342 Words
    MEMORANDUM TO: Senior Partner FROM: Paralegal RE: Natalie Attire DATE: July 3, 2013 QUESTION PRESENTED Did Natalie Attire act in a professional manner when she got the full length tattoo on her arm, and was she rightfully terminated from her job because of the incident? BRIEF ANSWER Ms. Attire had asked another waitress at the establishment, when she should have went straight to her supervisor (Ms. Biddy Baker) and asked about getting a tattoo that would take up...
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  • Code Talker: Book Report
    Book Report Code Talker “Code Talker”, by Joseph Bruchac is about the life of a Navajo boy growing into a man. It describes his life as a child on an Indian Reservation up to adulthood. The story is told through the main character’s point of view, thoughts and actions. The book tells of the difficulties that the Navajo people faced in the white man’s world. It tells of the life...
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  • Why Did Texas Almost Fail as a Spanish
    Why Did Texas Almost Fail as a Spanish Colony? Why do the ventures of man fail? The ventures of men fail primarily due to a lack of planning. In the case of Spanish colonies in Texas this holds true. The Spanish first set eyes on the Texas coast in 1519 and in 1821 they lowered their flag for the final time in Texas. The Spanish had about 300 years to try and colonize Texas and the attempt to colonize and settle Texas was not very successful. The initial boats that came to Texas were...
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  • Political Outcomes of the Mexican-American War
    Political Outcomes of the Mexican – American War Post the Mexican – American War in 1846, there would be a plethora of political change that would be inevitable for the Mexicans, and the Americans. These changes would bring about a divide between the two countries that would keep them in a rivalry spanning over numerous decades. However, before this rivalry could occur, something would be needed to induce it. The Mexicans and the Americans would fight against each other for over a year until a...
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  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - 966 Words
    History M04 Jaime, Soto T/R 11:30am-12:45pm The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is an agreement, signed on February 2, 1848, at Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is a city north from the capital of Mexico, between the United States and Mexico that marked the end of the Mexican War. With the defeat of the troops and the fall of the Mexican capital on September 1847, the Mexican government surrendered to the United States and wanted negotiations between the...
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  • My Parents Who Spoke Spanish on Regular Basis
    Strayer University English 115, English Composition Lance Anthony Coley Professor Dorothy Valentine January 21, 2013 Week 3 Assignment 1.1 A summary of “Se Habla Español” By Tanya Barrientos Coley 1 Tanya Barrientos main point is that her parents spoke Spanish to each other on a regular basis, but insisted she and her siblings speak, read and write only in English. As a young woman growing she didn’t understand why her parents wanted this, but she did know the reason. So as...
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  • The Navajos - 594 Words
    The Navajos people lived in what is now southwestern America (Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). Up until they had contacts with Pueblo and the Spanish they were hunters and gatherers, today the United States Of America has granted the land also known as A Reservation. Navajos lived in what was usually a Hogan, A Hogan is a square or conical with a distinct rectangular entrance made of wood or covered in mud, the Navajos usually had the door pointing west to welcome the sun every morning. A Hogan...
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  • Migration and Integration: African Americans and Mexican Americans in the U.S.
     New in America Paper‏ SOC/262 September 2, 2014 Patrick Norman New in America Paper‏ A number of African Americans and Mexican Americans gradually migrated into the United States with the development of agriculture in the country. Although the reasons for their migration were different, the African Americans and Mexican Americans share similar situations as they tried to integrate into American society. The choice to migrate into the US was mainly attributed to their need to...
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  • The Importance of Navajo Women as Contemporary Liaisons of Traditional Culture
    In the southwestern United States, on 16 million acres (6,475,000 hectares) of land stretching from northeastern Arizona throughout adjacent northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah, the land of the Navajo Nation stands proud. The tenacity of the Navajo people has proven to take them from the brink of annihilation, through its establishment as a sovereign nation in 1868, to its current place as the largest reservation in the United States. This quiet, pastoral society rests on the...
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  • current events paper - 266 Words
    SUMMARY: On Tuesday, a 12 year old boy brought a shotgun to Rosewell middle school in New Mexico and fired at a classmate. The boy suspected of the shooting, who the police did not identify, carried a shotgun inside a band-instrument bag, pulling it out once he entered the gym. Roswell police said the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday and the school was placed on lock-down. A classmate said the shooter was being bullied, but New Mexico state police said they still did not have a motive....
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  • Navajo Summary - 518 Words
    Julia Alfonso Paige Deloso Philadelphia Tse­Mckeown Rose Period 2 9/16/14 Native American Project Summary: The Navajo Our group chose the Navajo Tribe of the Southwest region including New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and a small part of Colorado. We chose this group due to it’s relevance of present day history. The Navajo tribe is the largest tribe in the US today covering​ 27,000­square­miles on a reservation in the Four Corner region with more than 250,000 members. The Navajo were a ...
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  • Mexican American Culture - 2155 Words
    Literature Review of the Mexican Culture Crystal Contreras New Mexico State University Abstract This paper is a review on Mexican American culture in the United States. I will discuss the history of this culture and how they became part of the U.S. I will also talk about the different wars and treaty that was signed to give them rights. I will also include the latest in demographics and population from the Census Bureau (2010). I will cover the Mexican Americans...
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  • Jklh; Lku - 319 Words
    Chapter 5 Define Identify Review 1. conquistadors– Spanish soldiers and adventurers in search of gold, glory and land 2. Christopher Columbus – Italian sailor who believed he could reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean 3. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella– eventually gave Columbus three ships-the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria 4. Hernan Cortes –conqueror of the Aztec 5. Moctezuma II – ruler of the Aztec 6. Alonso Alvarez de Pineda – In 1519, he was the first to map...
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  • History of the Navajo - 1833 Words
    The Navajo were one of the great Southwestern Native American tribes. Their history, culture, and art and tradition will be discussed. The people who were going to become the Navajo tribe settled in what would be the mountains of New Mexico in or around the 1600's. Prior to that time the area was the home of the Anasazi (The Ancient Ones.) The Anasazi had lived there for approximately 1200 years but, for unexplained reasons, they abandoned their highly developed dwellings and moved westward...
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  • Aftermath of the Mexican War and the “Peace” Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
    In United States history textbooks, the chief significance of the Mexican American war was territorial and political. For $15 million, the nation added 500,000 square miles of western lands from Kansas to the Pacific, encompassing what is now California, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Utah and Colorado. The war also re-ignited disputes over slavery in the western territory. But for the region's Mexicans, the war's consequences were monumentally disastrous. When the treaty ending the war was...
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  • Life of a Navajo - 808 Words
    3rd block . The life of a Navajo Indian had its ups and downs I realize that it is far more strenuous than the modern life that we live. Unlike most societies throughout history the Navajo culture is centered on the mother, grandmother and occasionally the older sisters, in other words the Navajo Indians have a matrilineal society. (O'Neil). Men and women had different roles to fulfill within the clan, the men were political leaders, hunters and warriors. Only men were allowed to be chiefs....
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  • Treaty of Guadalupe - 826 Words
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Articles V, VIII, IX and X The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S.-Mexican War. Signed on February 2, 1848, it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the treaty, the United States acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and emerged as a world power in the late nineteenth century. Beyond territorial gains and losses, the treaty has been important in shaping the...
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  • American Indian Tribal Law
    Kevin Tom Tribal Economic Development Midterm March 1, 2010 1. Define what is tribal “self-determination”? Discuss how “self-determination” has influenced economic growth in the modern tribal economy. Tribal self-determination was a way to better life for American Indians. Three main factors were put into place to help American Indians with the self-determination act. The first one is tribal self rule. A second factor would have to be cultural survival. Finally a...
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  • texas history - 1685 Words
     Texas History Texas history itself had its own amazing story. The small number of American settlers moved to the land of Texas had led...
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  • The Chicano Movement Essay - 1253 Words
    The Chicano Movement Essay Understanding the Chicano movement requires an understanding of the past. Often heard among Mexican Americans is the saying, "We did not cross the border; the border crossed us." This refers to the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the war between the United States and Mexico and ceded much of the Southwest to the U.S. government for a payment of $15 million. The treaty guaranteed the rights of Mexican settlers in the area, granting them U.S. citizenship...
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