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Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Nuevo Santander Ranching Communities Along The Lower Rio Grande

Author(s): Mary Jo Galindo

Year: 2017

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Before the Río Grande became a contested border between the United States and Mexico, and between predominantly Latino and Anglo-American societies, it was the northern frontier of Spanish Nuevo Santander and a border between Spanish Mexico and indigenous societies to the north. The pobladores, or colonists, who moved into the region—and their descendants to the present day—had to adapt constantly to the changing political, economic, and social environment. The eighteenth-century colony of Nuevo Santander attracted my attention after a look up my grandfather Pedro Hernández Barrera’s family tree. What I learned about my lineage made me question the version of Texas history that I was taught as a child growing up in Texas public schools. That version did not credit the contributions of Nuevo Santander pobladores to this state’s modern cattle industry, yet theirs were some of the earliest ranches in Texas, from Laredo to the Gulf coast.

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Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Nuevo Santander Ranching Communities Along The Lower Rio Grande. Mary Jo Galindo. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435688)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 357

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America