Mexican Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma
His older brothers didn’t want him to join them in Los Angeles. They said he was too young to find work in America. But 15-year-old Antonio Perez was determined to make it across the border.Perez tried four or five times to sneak across. Each time he was caught and sent back to Mexico. Sometimes he’d spend the night in a cell. At night, he would dream about being in America and would wake up in Tijuana wondering in which direction America lay.
Mexican churches, festivals, mariachi, salsa and folk dancing, Mexican students and Hispanic media mark the Hispanic culture in Oklahoma
Mexican territorial claims to modern-day Oklahoma were established by 16th and 17th century explorers like Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and Juan de Oñate, and weren’t surrendered until 1848 when the United States-Mexican War ended.
Here are the statistics of Mexicans in Oklahoma, the largest Hispanic population in the state.