Prior to independence, the Mexican Civil War brought many Mexicans into hearding
their livestock across the Rio Grande. This trip was intended to ease profit making as
American troops were desperate for meats such as raw beef and crops such as corn. This plan
would bring a different style of outlaw intuition (Carnes 79). As a result, by 1870 most
border region cities were occupied by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans (Matthews 61).
However, freedom was cut short when Anglos were the rulers of most of these cities. They
received prejudice from the small populations of white in the cities and were restricted from
many rights established for the community (Matthews 59). Mexicans were taken off their
lands and properties just like the Native Americans previously were. The lands were taken up
by businesses and rich, powerful families such as the King family, which ended being a
500,000 acre steal story (Matthews 60). By the end of the 19th,
U.S. military deployment, the U.S. Military’s main task for these cultural alternations was to
remove the French from Mexico lands, stopping Indian tribe raids, and trying to persuade the
Mexican government to interact with the border disputes (Matthews 53).
As the turn to the 20th
hatchet toward Mexicans and the Tejano groups living on American soil. Preceding Mexican
raids, Texans and various Americans put an end to Indian raids under General McKenzie’s
command. These raids interacted with groups such as the Apache and Kickapoo which whom
raided border settlements along the Rio Grande. Uncoincidentely, Anglos praised
McKenzie’s actions, while most Mexicans felt it was an invasion on Indian cultures
(Matthews 50/51). The Kickapoo remained in Mexico and discontinued their raids.
McKenzie’s courage to Americans sparked another old groups’ idea to renew its soul, the
Texas Rangers. This revival was pushed by Texas governor, Ferguson, to calm civilians
(Matthews 62). They were not just a security group, but a miniature military, police style
gang set to make justice upon Texans. They were not prone to many crimes, unless it had to
century, before the gigantic
century occurred, the fight for whitening America took a giant
do with Mexicans or Mexican raids. The original reason and purpose of the Texas Rangers
birth was not to deteriorate Mexican culture, but to protect whites from the raids of Indians.
This group was founded and erected by Stephen F. Austin in 1821 after Mexico won its
independence from Spain (Carnes 78). The Rangers not only showed intolerance to Tejanos
and Mexicans, but took away their firearms, lands, and animals. These cruel actions of the
Texas Rangers were bypassed by the local governments and law enforcement agencies.
Nevertheless, these atrocities were so quiet to the American public that most families in the
bandit wars had disappeared without the outer world...