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Plate 1: Los indígenas de México son despojados de sus tierras (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Plate 1: Los indígenas de México son despojados de sus tierras (from the portfolio Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana)

Translation:Plate 1: The Land is Taken Away from the Indians of Mexico (from the portfolio Prints of the Mexican Revolution)
Artist: Francisco Mora (Mexican, 1922 - 2002)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexican, founded 1937)
Date: 1947
Medium: linocut
Dimensions:
Image: 11 7/8 × 8 1/2 in. (30.2 × 21.6 cm)
Support: 15 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (40 × 27 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of the Don Pierce Estate, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.29.37
Description
Historical text from the accompanying booklet reads as: Con la finalidad de favorecer a los favoritos del régimen encabezado por Porfirio Díaz, las comunidades indígenas fueron despojadas de sus legítimas y centenarias propiedades agrarias. En Sonora, por ejemplo, la tribu yaqui combatió durante más de un cuarto de siglo en la defensa de su patrimonio, ante fuerzas federales bien pertrechadas y numéricamente superiores. Lo mismo pudo observarse en Yucatán y otros lugares de la Republica. Alberto Morales Jimenez. Translation: With the sole purpose of benefiting those favored by the regime headed by Porfirio Díaz, indigenous communities across Mexico were stripped of their legitimate and centuries-old agricultural properties. In the state of Sonora, the Yaqui tribe fought for more than a quarter of a century in the defense of their lands against well supplied and numerically superior federal forces. The same happened in Yucatan and other parts of the Republic. Translated by Aída Wester, Intern 2017.
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