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6. Mexican Culture

Richard Gonzales UNT Press ePub
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Chapter 6: Indian Territory

James Carson UNT Press PDF

Chapter 6

Indian Territory

On July 5, 1872, Capt. Lazelle and his company, along with the regimental headquarters and five other companies, departed David’s Island, en route by rail to Sioux City, Iowa, arriving on July 9. From Sioux City, the regimental headquarters and band left for Omaha Barracks (Fort

Omaha) on July 11. Lazelle and the six companies—now a “battalion” commanded by Lt. Col. Henry D. Wallen—boarded the steamer Mary

McDonald for a 630-mile trip up the Missouri River to Fort Rice, located south of Bismarck, arriving there on July 21.

Although ranked as a brevet major at the time, Lazelle was still serving as Captain of Company H. Lazelle family records give no indication of where Rebecca and the young boys were from July 1872 to July 1874 when he was operating in the field. However, the regiment’s Monthly

Return from July 1872 indicates that the “officers’ wives” of the regiment accompanied the headquarters element to Omaha Barracks. It is quite possible that this included Lazelle’s family, as there were sufficient quarters for officers’ families on post.1

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1. The Case of Dallas

Paul Santa Cruz UNT Press ePub

Chapter One

There is no use beating around the bush. Dallas is a sick city. There are powerful leaders who have encouraged or condoned or at best remained silent while the preachment of hate helped condition a citizenry to support the most reactionary sort of political philosophy…I feel that it will take years for Dallas to recover.

—Allan Maley, secretary-treasurer for the Dallas chapter of the AFL-CIO, commenting shortly after the Kennedy assassination1

Because Dallas today is regarded as a conservative city and is known for things besides the fateful Kennedy visit, it is easy to overlook the political atmosphere that existed in the city in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Easier still is to overlook the furor that erupted in the days after President Kennedy’s assassination. In memorializing him in the weeks, months, and years after his death, Dallas helped to reinforce the public’s admiration of the fallen leader, but also emphasized those parts of his popular memory that would help the city deflect the national shock and anger directed toward it. Memorializing JFK by focusing on his life and what he had supposedly dedicated his presidency to, rather than his sudden death, illustrates how popular memory of JFK not only could be used for very practical ends, but also could be worked and reworked in any number of ways, depending on what those ends are.

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Plática I

Edited by Linda Heidenreich with Antonia I. Castañeda UNT Press ePub

Plática I

When the hop harvest was over, we’d lived seven months there, the boys had gotten sick, I’d gotten pneumonia and had to go to the doctor. Well—with the fright we’d had on the road, we didn’t feel like returning [to Texas] and we decided to stay in Washington. The work ended in Brownstown and we came to Toppenish. Then we went to live at the Golding hop farm—this was made up of rows of shacks—without doors and all falling apart—there was only a wall between the next unit where another person lived. The houses weren’t insulated—they didn’t have floors, and we worked in the hop. They paid us women $.75 per hour and $.85 for the men.1

Irene Castañeda, “Personal Chronicle of Crystal City.”2

Out in the empty fields near Crystal City and in front of recording devices, Castañeda recreated movements that as a young woman she repeatedly performed while picking potatoes. Dr. Castañeda’s anachronistic “danza del jale,” her rhythmically graceful though punishing movements, represented a sense of dignity and accomplishment of the body as well as a sense of sensuality and sexuality—the miracle of a gendered social, cultural and political resistance.

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7. Delgado v. Bastrop

Edited by Light Townsend Cummins and Mary L. Scheer UNT Press ePub

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