Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Protest statue of Onate, the butcher, in El Paso

From: Southwest Indigenous Alliance
Subject: Onate statue El Paso, TexasTo: Maurus Chino
The Tricentennial Truth Alliance and the Southwest Indigenous Alliance are organizing a protest of the unveiling of the Juan de Onate equestrian statue on:
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am, El Paso Airport, El Paso, Texas
We will meet at the Peace and Justice Center, 202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 4:00 am to leave promptly at 4:30 am to caravan down to El Paso. Phone number at Peace and Justice Center: 505-268-9557
As we all know Onate and the Spanish conquistador committed unspeakable crimes against humanity in the slaughter and butchery of Indigenous People of the southwest. Onate a man convicted of Crimes Against Humanity by the Spanish Crown of the 1500's and Perpetually Banned from New Mexico has been brought back for all to honor, by these racist supporters of these statues.
Juan de Onate, the conquistador so revered here in New Mexico is responsible for the murder and butchery of over 800 men, women, and children of the Acoma Tribe. For defending the Land and the People, Onate and the Spanish conquistador hacked off the right foot of all Acoma males over the age of 25. Precious Lands were stolen under the guise of the Spanish Land system. At Grand Quivara 800 more were murdered; Grand Quivara is now gone forever.
Historical revisionists are painting a false picture of romantic Spanish conquest, never accepting responsibility for the human suffering caused by the occupation of the Spanish conquistador. We see statues In Taos, Alclade, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Truth or Consequences (all in New Mexico), and now the largest equestrian statue in the history of mankind in El Paso, Texas. Indeed we have here in Albuquerque, an Onate High School. What are we teaching our children? You may contact
Blue Cruz at: 505-275-0016

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