Published on 21st February 2018

Lines and lineage

  • Patrick Garcia, the fifth-generation cousin of Alta California Mexican General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, in Sonoma California. Vallejo was taken hostage at the start of the Bear Flag Revolt that ended Mexican rule of Alta California.

  • East River, Colorado. Near the early-nineteenth-century border between Santa Fe de Nuevo México and unorganized territory of the United States.

  • Bernadette Therese Ortiz Peña, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • Cypress trees, Carter Lake, Texas. Near the early-nineteenth-century border between Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana, United States.

  • Ralph Peters III of the Hupa tribe in Hoopa Valley, California. After the United States took control of Alta California in 1846, extermination campaigns reduced the indigenous population from 150,000 to 30,000 in less than thirty years. The US government recognized Hupa sovereignty over their land in 1864. Many still live there today.

  • Medicine Bow Peak and Lake Marie, Wyoming. Near the early-nineteenth-century border between Alta California, Mexico, and unorganized territory of the United States.

  • Dorian Wayne Carranza, Eureka, California.

  • A snow fence near the historic border of Alta California, Mexico and unorganized territory, United States, near present-day Saratoga, Wyoming.

  • Dorothy Mary Gallegos, Arvada, Colorado.

  • Redwood trees in the historic border region between Alta California, Mexico and Oregon Territory, United States.

  • Nathan Alexander Steiner, San Francisco, California.

  • El Rio de San Buenaventura was first mapped in 1776 by Spanish explorers Atanasio Domínguez, Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, and Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. It is now called the Green river and this section is near the historic border of Alta California Mexico, present-day Utah and Wyoming.

  • Maya Felice Bernal Smestad, San Francisco, California.

  • An canal running perfectly along the historic border between Alta California, Mexico and Oregon Territory, United States, near present-day Macdoel, California.

  • Anna Maria Gallegos de Houser, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was born in 1912, the year New Mexico became a US state.

  • Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. Near the early-nineteenth-century border between Alta California
    and Oregon Country, which was jointly claimed by the United States and Great Britain.

  • Anastacio Bonnie Sanchez, San Luis, Colorado.

  • Ruins of San Geronimo Church, Taos, New Mexico. US troops attacked the church in 1847, killing 150 Hispanic and indigenous people seeking refuge inside.

Lines and lineage

Portrait, Landscape, Contemporary Issues

Tagged with:
  • indigenous
  • border
  • mexico
  • hispanic
  • history
  • west
  • wet plate
  • latino
  • american
  • collodion