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As a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe being signed in 1848, America acquired what is now known as Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. This created a division between the North and South Mexicanos. The south Mexicanos did not recognize the north Mexicanos as Mexicans and America did not recognize the north Mexicanos as Americans, thus Chicanos were born. The descendants of Mexican-born, gente who self-identify as Chicanos. The saying goes “We did not cross the border, the border crossed us.”
What once was a racial slur in the 1900s the word Chicano in the 1960s became a proud symbol to wear like a badge of armor. The Chicano movement, "El Movimiento", began in the 1960s and 1970s. This is when Chicanos nationwide banded together to fight against the systemic injustices in their communities. On August 29, 1970, a well-known event, The Chicano Moratorium was held at Laugua Park now known as Salazar Park in East Los Angeles.
If you take the time to find Chicano Nation's design, “Mexicano”, it has a Mayan symbol on top of the “Me” in Mexicano, this symbolizes the Mayan design of silence. It is silencing the Me” leaving behind, the "Xi" which means fire. This is pronounced "Chi" add the Cano to make Xicano. We were the ones displaced from our motherland of Mexico. We identify with Aztlan as Xicanos/Chicanos.
Quetzalcoatl, KET-sahl-KOH-ah-tul - Nahuatl word meaning
Quetzal = PRECIOUS Coatl = KNOWLEDGE