[Marxism] Ethnic cleansing in 19th century Texas

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Sun Sep 3 11:07:11 MDT 2006


A couple of points.

The Texas of the hill country is very different from the valley, or from
northern Texas ranchlands or from western Texas, etc.  How being a Texas
plays out varies considerably....

A frontier is in the eyes of the beholder, of course.  Other groups had
already settled Texas before the arrival of what came to be called Texans.

Also, it's not actually true that they didn't agree to accept the legitimacy
of the native groups (or the Spanish, later Mexican proprietorship over the
land.  There was treaty after treaty and agreement after agreement...put
aside when the Anglo expansionists were strong enough to have no longer
benefited from those agreements.

As always in these cases, the establishment of a system based on ethnic and
racial hierarchies can't be selective.  When 1861 came, there certainly was
an ethnic cleansing policy in some quarters when it came to the Germans.

ML










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