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Reies Lopez Tijerina Papers

Identifier: AC 563-p

Scope and Content

Papers consist of court documents and notes concerning Tijerina's M-1 carbine (in possession of the New Mexico History Museum). Weapon was in Tijerina's possession at the time of his arrest in 1969. Also included are a bilingual reward poster "Who killed Eulogio Salazar," two publications by Alan Stang (Reies Tijerina: The Communist Plan to Grab the Southwest, 1967/New Mexico: The Coming Guerrilla War, 1969), and Frankie McCarty's Land Grant Problems in New Mexico, 1969.


  • 1967 - 1974

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Reies Lopez Tijerina (born September 21, 1926 near Falls City, Texas) led a struggle in the 1960s and 1970s to restore New Mexican land grants to the descendants of their Spanish colonial and Mexican owners. As a vocal spokesperson for the rights of Hispanics and Mexican Americans, he became a major figure of the early Chicano Movement. As an activist, he worked in community education and organization, media relations, and land reclamations. He became famous internationally for his 1967 armed raid on the Tierra Amarilla courthouse.


1 Folder

Guide to the Reies Lopez Tijerina Papers, 1967 - 1974
Edited Full Draft
© 2012
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Finding aid is in English

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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090