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, forcing them to become laborers because they had no other way to make a living. Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town. 100 years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that still remain along the border a century later.

This is a section of the film documentary that relates to the Spanish Mexican Land Grant Heirs

You can watch the full video here

https://www.pbs.org/video/porvenir-texas-sffbn9/