LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

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).

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