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Old 01-31-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I am wondering about how much of the US population came from early settlers (in California, Texas, the Southwest etc.) rather than later immigrants. Let's say, we're talking settlers that were there and descended from Spanish colonists by the time they became part of the US. Anyone know any stats? Or roughly how many as a proportion of current Americans of Hispanic/Latin American descent are they?

Are they really a small number only?

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Old 02-10-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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I am wondering about how much of the US population came from early settlers (in California, Texas, the Southwest etc.) rather than later immigrants. Let's say, we're talking settlers that were there and descended from Spanish colonists by the time they became part of the US. Anyone know any stats? Or roughly how many as a proportion of current Americans of Hispanic/Latin American descent are they?

Are they really a small number only?
Do some research in Mexican studies. Census data does ot really cover this . I did a random research , and the readings discussed how Mexicans were displaced and put on trains to the new border of mexico, being stripped of their lands, owned for multiple generations. hundreds of thousands were displaced.

If you look at road names and names of towns and cities all across California ,Texas, Utah, Nevada, new mexico,etc you will find Spanish names for everything. the original roads were kept. but the original people are mostly gone.

greed and progress , in the name of expanding the US territories, meant displacement of all indigenous people. when gold , money, and "free" land was offered, thousands of new US citizens traveled west to grab a piece of the action. We are settling, not stealing, our gobamint backs us up, yup!
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