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The Unknown Heirs of Porcion 103
By: Pat Treviño
The book is about a Tejaño family who are descendants of colonial settlers of lands north
of the Rio Grande River (Rio Bravo). Descendants whose ancestors received Spanish land
grants from the King of Spain during the General Visit of the Royal Commission in 1776.
As descendants of the indigenous and Spanish people; the family has sought legal
ramifications and compensation for the undivided property and undivided interest which was
lost to them after the Mexican-American War. The land is currently occupied by squatters
who gained ownership because of adverse possession laws established in Texas which
essentially made it legal to steal land from grantees.
The book touches on the current movement by descendants of original grantees of Spanish
and Mexican land grants which is now sweeping the Southwest, and which many families have
been trying to regain since the annexation of the territory by the United States
government. The book discusses The Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty; and the millions perhaps
billions of dollars of oil royalties held in escrow accounts for its heirs.
DUE FOR RELEASE IN THE FALL 2007
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