In 1967, lay preacher and land grant activist Reies López Tijerina founded the Alliance of Free Pueblos in the state of New Mexico. His goal was to return ownership of contested land grants to the original Hispanic owners. His call for a statewide meeting of land grant activists in the town of Coyote, New Mexico initiated unexpected and explosive events as related here in this excerpt from the classic documentary by Jesús Treviño, “Yo Soy Chicano” (I Am Chicano).


  1. lupita v rosalez says

    mr tijerina is a hero in my eyes desperate times calls for desperate measures just learning computers and becoming aware lupita

  2. lupita v rosalez says

    my condolences to the tijerina family I am sorry I was unaware of his passing he was a great man lupita

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