Texas is a state proud of its history. But, like any history, the Lone Star State’s has largely been written by its victors.
One group of scholars is trying to change that. They say the mythology and heroism of the Texas Rangers isn’t the whole story.
Many Mexicans fled north of the border during the Mexican revolution, only to be met with discrimination and indiscriminate violence in the U.S. Rangers labeled Mexicans “bandits” and took to indiscriminately killing hundreds, if not thousands. They killed with impunity, and without fear of legal consequences.