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By M. L. Miranda

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ISBN-13: 9780874172911

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Census Bureau has relied on self-identification, whereby subjects are allowed to choose from several different Hispanic ethnic groups. "8 Another ever-present statistical problem with counting the Hispanic population reflects the presence of undocumented aliens. There is no reliable data available on undocumented Hispanics, especially Mexicans, Dominicans, and Central Americans, living in the United States. To what extent they are included in any statistics is unknown. S. Census Bureau consistently undercounts the Hispanic population.

They established the towns of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and St. S. states of California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. 6 The original attraction for the settlement of New Mexico was wealth. The Spanish believed that rich civilizations like those of the Aztecs and Incas existed in the outlying areas of New Spain. Later, finding little if any riches, the purpose for settling the area became the propagation of Catholicism, Page 8 and with that goal in mind, the Spanish established a mission system.

I have frequently quoted from her excellent master's thesis on Mexican-American farmworkers in the Moapa Valley in the 1950s and her paper on the stereotyping of Mexicans in early Las Vegas, since they provided the only information available on Hispanics living during those time periods. Moreover, she generously gave of her time to assist me in choosing several photographs from her painstakingly gathered Moapa collection to be used in this book. I am also greatly indebted to Mr. Thomas Rodriguez, a friend and colleague, who encouraged me from the very beginning to write a history of the Hispanic community in Nevada.

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