Title: The Taking of San Joaquin, October 1966
Source(s): They Called Me King Tiger: My Struggle for the Land and Our Rights
Reies López Tijerina (Author); José Gutiérrez (Translator)
In the 1960s, Reies Lopez Tijerina organized northern New Mexico villagers as descendants of original land grantees in a series of protests and demonstrations to recover their rights to the land.
That the government would question the right of the people to their land was a cruel and unjust violation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. I now sought to open a new door to the halls of justice. When Ed Stanton fought for the grant in Socorro, he...