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GREEN GO!!! chanted the Indians in Oaxaca Mexico (theory on word Gringos) MASK!!

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Yes the US Marines in there green uniforms stormed Oaxaca in 1846 as the USA wanted to steal fair and square California, Arizona New Mex., Nevada, etc. Well there was a large Irish settlement there and they told the Mexicans, We are also Mexicans, we live here also! The Marines captured all the Irish, made a branding iron with a "T" BURNT this into the Irish's foreheads, and the next morning hung all of them! And the Indians yelled Green Go!!! I believe it was called the San Patricio Batallion. The Irish wives watched, Now there is a memorial with the Irish names in the Plaza Zocalo, and often Irish Priest comes and reads of the names and gives sermon in Gaelic! MASK Dance of the VIEJOS (old men) very old mask from village of San Bartelo de Coyotepec, close to city of Oaxaca! I visited Oaxaca many times, famous for radish festival!!! amazing!! Soon Hispanics will outnumber whites in Calif.! And in a few more years there will be more immgrants than whites in the USA! MASK 42 inches long with ponytail!! Don

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    One of my relatives, another Reilly fought againt Garibaldi in Italy. Troublesome Catholics. Mind you Garibaldi learnt a lot by his exile in South America from 1836 to 1848. Then back off to Italy with a 1000 men and created the nation we know as Italy.
    Interesting times!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Battalion
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Battalion
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Love the article, My son was born in Barra de Navidad, Next beach town, (you can walk beach to it) is San Patricio! 175 Irish fought US and even now many Mex. kids and adults have red hair! true! My grandfather got off ship from Ire. 1898 age 22 only $5 and joined Army! Went to Philippines Span. Amer. War! Irish and Chinese move freely around the world!!
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Beautiful!!!
  4. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you! It was a good score! very valuable!!

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