“Tijerina was truly the right person, in the right place, at the right time.”
— Maurilio Vigil, historian
As a young boy I recall a monument being erected at Apodaca Park in Las Cruces. It was a sculpture representing Native Americans. This event stuck with me because of a comment my father made as we drove by.
“First they commit genocide on them, and then they build monuments in memory of them,” he said.