Los Sobrevivientes: Four Pillars of the Tejano Community in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Ana Martinez , Northeast Texas Community College
Historians have considered the era after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) as especially bleak for Hispanics.  Being Spanish speakers in anti-Mexican America, Hispanics are often either omitted from history, alluded to as emigrants, or reduced to “Juan Cortina, Bandito” stereotypes.  My poster shows the post-treaty resilience of Hispanics.