1776 Spanish priests Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante, along with eight other men en route to California lead an expedition through western Colorado, traversing through the... Read more


The Homestead Act is passed in Congress. The act allows squatters in the West to settle and claim vacant lands often those owned by Mexicans. Cristobal Aguilar is... Read more

Arkansas Map

Mexicans in Bauxite The Great Migration of African Americans out of the South prompted some Arkansas farmers and employers to seek Mexican laborers immediately following World War I.... Read more