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Reies Tijerina Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-654-BC
Abstract The collection contains the papers of New Mexico land grant activist Reies Lopez Tijerina, best known for founding the Alianza Federal de Mercedes. The group organized heirs seeking to regain Spanish and Mexican land grants protected under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, an important component of the Chicano Movement.
Dates: 1888-2003; Majority of material found within 1963-1978

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  • Subject: Civil rights --New Mexico X
  • Subject: Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century X
  • Subject: Land settlement -- Southwest, New X