2010.54.6406

Las Gorras Blancas
2005
17.00 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.6406

Bottom text reads, "Poster by Pete Yahnke: lookbacktosee@yahoo.com 2005 For More Posters: www.justseeds.org."

Poster reads, "Las Gorras Blancas/ The White Caps - New Mexico - 1889-1897/ Celebrate People's History." Central image is of two men with weapons next to a barbed wire fence. In the foreground is a pair of hands with a cutting tool trying to cut the fence that has a sign posted on it that reads, "Los Gorras Blancas, or The White Caps, were a close-knit secretive group that rose in collective struggle against powerful cattle ranchers, land owners, and railroad expansion. The enroaching settlers began fencing the best pasturing and watering lands that had previously been held in common. In 1889 The White Caps began cuttng barbed wire, burning fences and railroad track, and destroying bridges. They quickly gained popular support among the Las Vegas NM community."
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