La Matanza

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Title

La Matanza

Subject

Lynching
Violence against--Mexicanos
Texas Rangers
Civil rights

Description

La Matanza, or The Massacre, refers to a period of sustained violence against ethnic Mexicans in Texas amid the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). Mexicanos and Tejanos were systematically targeted and denied due process by the U.S. Army, Texas Rangers, and other vigilante groups in response to the so-called Bandit Wars along the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Tensions reached their peak following the Plan de San Diego (1915), giving rise to a period of lynchings and massacres known as the Hora de Sangre. It is impossible to know how the number of victims, as people were disappeared, murders went undocumented, neighbors informed on one another, and families fled South to Mexico. However, the killing of at least 300 Mexican-Americans are documented during La Mantanza.

Date

1915

Files

No. 234 American Consulate, H. Matamoros, Mexico, January 26, 1916 to Secretary of State, page 1 of 4.
No. 234 American Consulate, H. Matamoros, Mexico, January 26, 1916 to Secretary of State, page 2 of 4.
No. 234 American Consulate, H. Matamoros, Mexico, January 26, 1916 to Secretary of State, page 3of 4.
No. 234 American Consulate, H. Matamoros, Mexico, January 26, 1916 to Secretary of State, page 4 of 4.
Texas Rangers  on horse back posing with victims
Matanza of 1915 Historical Marker

Tags

special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history special collections, archives, LRGV history, borderlands, US-Mexico history


Citation

“La Matanza,” UTRGV Digital Exhibits, accessed April 12, 2024, https://omeka.utrgv.edu/items/show/1663.

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