They Lost Their Land Through Murder and Theft

They Lost Their Land Through Murder and Theft

They Lost Their Land Through Murder and Theft PBS Special Report Aired: 09/20/19 During the early 1900s attorneys, land promoters and developers enticed Anglo newcomers to stake land claims and fence off land along the Texas-Mexico border. As land values and property taxes rose, many Mexican-American farmers lost their land through murder, theft or swindling, … Read more

The “Blood Title” — the Story of a Spanish Land Grant in South Texas

the blood title

curated from https://medium.com/save-texas-history/the-blood-title-the-story-of-a-spanish-land-grant-in-south-texas-cfe575295f88 Historical documents are more than just the sum of their parts, ink and paper. They are imparted with a figurative sense of time gone by because of who has touched them, what they describe, and where they have been. In some cases though, documents are literally stained by history. One such document lies tucked … Read more