posted on Jul, 25 2003 @ 11:25 AM
Texas - The Lone Star State
Saying the victors do not necessarily write the history, Mexican-American residents of Goliad, TX want a pivotal point in the towns history to be
re-written in a more "sensitive" light.
The Goliad Massacre, part of the Mexican-American War 167 years ago, resulted in Mexican soldiers shooting, burning and leaving the remains of 300
white Texans to vultures. Its savagery remains one of the most inhumane points of the War.
Today, Mexican residents want the incident re-titled to "The Goliad Execution," saying that white Texans used the term "massacre" to express
hatred at them. The Diocese of Victoria, owner of the massacre site, will stay with the historical name.