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Dear Family, Primos, and Friends:

Feliz Navidad and a BIG thank you for the wonderful articles, tidbits, communications, and family information that you share with Somos Primos readers. You are all part of helping to show how we are connected to each other through the history.

I am sure that those of you who have been long-time Somos Primos readers, have noticed an increasing percentage of the articles published in Somos Primos, are in Spanish. It is both intentional and needed for our expanded, broader vision of our Spanish heritage in the historic evolution of the world.

Much of the history books on our public library shelves are in English. The perspective is British/Anglo-Saxon. That is the perspective which we are inheriting. However, the Hispanic community and also increasingly numbers of ethnic and racial groups want their story to be included within the history of the United States. Fortunately that is beginning to happen, more and more, even Hispanic/Latinos are finally getting a voice.

However, as long as we depend on the writings and documents in English, we will still not get the broader, global perspective on our ancestors who sailed from Spain, traveled throughout the world, and explored foreign lands on horseback.

Dr. Carlos Campos y Escalante has been searching out little known historical evidence of these far-reaching coasts and adventures, finding them in the writings of Spanish historians.
I am most grateful to Carlos for the information about the martyr Japanese Christians of the 1500s. The information, is a special Christmas gift to me. I knew our ancestors had traveled all over the world to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This information validates the fact.
May you all enjoy a wonderful Merry Christmas, full of love and family fun.

Abrazos, Prima Mimi
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TABLE OF CONTENTSUnited States
The Historical Mendez Freedom Trail of Westminster, California
Kindness Lasts Forever, these are Americans being Americans
Volunteers Pack Hundreds of Boxes for the Troops
Are you and you Family Emergency Prepared? Think Holtzman Gorilla Survival
LDS Church Announces “Light the World” Campaign for 2017 Christmas Season
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Rootstech Conference, 28th February to 3rd March 2018, Salt Lake, Utah
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Celebrates America’s Cultural Diversity
Former O.C. Rep Loretta Sanchez in Hollywood with ‘Accidental Candidate’ TV show
Anna Maria Farias back home to HUD
Congressman-elect muses on humble roots
MALDEF Los Angeles Awards
Ex-con tells prisoners from his Irvine office how to thrive behind bars
NALIP: We are Inclusion
NALIP: December 7, 2017 Diverse Women in Media Forum Spanish Presence in the Americas’ Roots
Talking sense into the California Board of Education: Mission Impossible
Battle of St. Louis, the Attack on Cahokia and the American Revolution in the West
Ayuda secreta de España a la independencia de EE.UU. fue importantísima, pero desconocida

Early American Patriots
William Joseph Carmena, Jr & Thomas Neil Carmena, General Philemon Thomas SAR Chapter
Order of Granaderos y Damas de Galvez National Meeting Weekend
Granaderos Governor Joe Pérez presenting award to Joe Antonio López
Granaderos Heritage Educational Tour
Historic Tidbits
Johnny Cash: That Ragged Old Flag"
August 20th, 1866 – Peace finally between the U.S. and Texas
Phrases with a clear historic connection
Huntington Beach, CA to hold 24th annual Civil War reenactment in tumultuous times

American Patriots
Photo: Feb 1981 President Reagan presenting Medal of Honor to Roy Benavidez, Vietnam War
Two Veterans Who Have Shaped My Life by Gilberto Quezada
True War Memory by Private 1st Class Fidel L. Mendoza
Lest We Forget: Latino/Chicano Veterans
Three NFL players knelt during the national anthem
Have you heard of "Wear Red Friday" ?

Hispanic Leaders
Richard Edward Cavazos: Army’s First Hispanic Four-Star General Dies
American Patriots
Wish our Marines a Happy 242nd Birthday!
Photo: Feb 1981 President Reagan presenting Medal of Honor to Roy Benavidez, Vietnam War
Two Veterans Who Have Shaped My Life by Gilberto Quezada
True War Memory by Private 1st Class Fidel L. Mendoza
Lest We Forget: Latino/Chicano Veterans
Three NFL players knelt during the national anthem
Have you heard of "Wear Red Friday" ?
Education
50 Years Later: Reflections of Dorm Life at St. Mary’s University by J. Gilberto Quezada
CSUF resource centers helps veterans succeed by Angie Marcos
Cal State will no longer require freshman placement exams, remedial courses
Latino Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, three interconnected units
CSUF math professor honored by Latino education group
Genius School Replaces Detention With Meditation
Cristina Jiménez: 2017 MacArthur Fellowship winner

Religion
Keep Christ in Christmas wristband
Christian Radio Is Booming in America
Dioses de Hispania
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Hillsdale College’s new, free online course, Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition
Christians Reject 50-Year Ban On Sports Prayer
The NAACP Wants To Get Rid Of The National Anthem
Sr. Teresa Maya brings bicultural perspective to Leadership Conference of Women Religious presidency

Culture
Ofrenda in memory of Roberto Almanzán and Juan Domingo by Rafael Jesús González
Agustín Lara Aguirre y Pino, Tlacotalpán, México, 1897 – Mexico City, 1970
La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA
Health
My mother carried the keys to the doors in her apron.
Caregiving Video Focuses on Latinos
Apply for a Dementia Care Relief Grant
La Medicina quotes

Books and Print Media
Dec 7th: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Featuring
The Little Doctor – El doctorcito by Dr. Juan Guerra, M.D.
Where Book Titles Get Their Names by Gilberto Quezada
International Latino Book Awards: Award Winning Author
Latino 247 Media Group
Latina Style Magazine
How a Ripped-Off Sequel of Don Quixote Predicted Piracy in the Digital Age
Exploradores Españoles del Siglo XVI
Who’s Who in America’s History: Leaders, Visionaries and Icons Who Shaped Our Nation
The Battle of St. Louis, The Attack of Cahokia and the American Revolution in the West
by Kristine Sjostrom, Stephen Kling, Jr, and Marysia T. Lopez.

Films, TV, Radio, Internet
The Oscar is Mexican – El Origen Mexicano del Oscar
Tell the Story of Your Life by Maisy Fernandez
AARP Radio: Fruits of Latino Activism

Surnames
Génesis y evolución Histórica del apellido en España
por Sr .D. Jaime de Salazar y Acha

DNA
¿Cómo es el mapa genético de Europa y de España?
Un nuevo estudio genético confirma el origen norteafricano de los Guanches canarios

Family History
Students help keep alive stories of Holocaust survivors
Online Classes hosted by Family Search Library, taught in Spanish Orange County, CA
Book: Tracks to the Westminster Barrio 1902-1960s by Albert V. Vela, Ph.D.
Sunday, December 3, Noon-5 pm, Posadas Miniondas
Sergio Contreras leadership: $2.3 million grant for Historic Mendez Freedom Trail
Irvine dedicates, showcases site for Orange County’s first veterans cemetery
Santa Ana has become a nucleus for county charter schools
Leyendas: Legends & Myths of Latin America
Los Angeles County, CA
80th anniversary of Salon Los Angeles
Concrete History: Chicana Muralist Judith F. Baca Goes from the Great Wall to the Museum Wall
By Maximiliano Duron

California
Happy Birthday California
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, report by Julian Canete
December 8: Una Noche de Las Posadas, Santa Barbara
100th Anniversary of the First Aeronautical Meet in the West by Alfred Edward Moch (Cota)
Dissolution of the California State Genealogical Alliance (CSGA)
House of Spain, Video of Flamenco music and dancing
The Boronda Family and Rancho Los Laureles by Elizabeth Barratt:
Los Presidios Españoles en Norteamerica . . Los Dragones de Cuera

Pan-Pacific Rim
Hawaii, un paraíso español
Un naufragio pone en evidencia la historia oficial de los viajes de Cook
La Española Guaján, actualmente Guam
La Expedicion de Alvaro Saavedra que Descubrirá las Islas Hawai

Northwestern US
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971
Alaska gobernada desde México

Southwestern US
Forget the Wall, Next Year’s Transborder Biennial Will Take Place, Both US/Mexico by Sarah Cascone
Nov 4-5th Weekend At the Presidio Museum Tucson Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Altars Texas
December 17: TCARA, Texas Connection to the American Revolution Annual Christmas Luncheon
Filling in the blanks: Hispanic genealogy group in Dallas helps trace family trees
Louis J. Benavides Inducted to the 2017 Class, Texas Genealogical College Hall of Fame
Request for Historic Inclusion of 1st and Primary Settlers to San Antonio by Betty Chisolm Hutzler
The First Spanish Settlers in San Antonio, Texas 1715
First Settlement in San Antonio/Texas
The Four Numbers of the San Antonio Series, with Appendix by Frederick C. Chabot
A Report on the Spanish Archives in San Antonio by Carlos Eduardo Castañeda
FREE online ebooks by Crispin Rendon
Middle America
Christmas in the City. The Learning Years (1952) by Rudy Padilla
Chep Alonzo: Duty; Honor; Country – the Korean War by Rudy Padilla

East Coast
We Are Celebrating the Bible Coming to Life: Hispanic Leaders Tour Museum of the Bible
Ellis Island Immigration Station
Bernardo de Gálvez ya luce en el Senado de Estados Unidos
Acto Cultural en NY “Bernardo de Gálvez un héroe común al mundo
Joe Sanchez and Friends

Caribbean Region
Naufragios y Comentarios de Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
Cuban Immigrants in the United States

Indigenous
November 6th, 1528 — Castaways begin amazing journey
November 10th, 1837 — Battle of Stone Houses
National Park Service Ranger Desiree Munoz Talks About Her Ohlone Heritage

Sephardic
Scottish Jews Have Their Own Official Tartan – It’s kosher!Archaeology
Archeological dig set at site of Nuestra Senora de Belen
Mystery Blocked Passage Discovered Near Mayan Temple Could Unlock
Secrets of Ancient Civilization

Mexico
Amigos de la Batalla de Monterrey de 1846 Ricardo R. Palmerin Cordero
Viajes por México en el siglo XIX, Leticia Frías
Extranjeros in México (1895-2010) Immigration to Mexico by John P. Schmal
San Julian, El Pueblo Mas Nuevo de Los Altos de Jalisco, por Guillermo Padilla Origel
A Book Lover’s Guide to Mexico Susannah Rigg
XI Jornadas de Historia Saltillo, Coahuila, 12, 13 y 14 de Septiembre de 2017
Censuses of Punta de Lampazos 1753-1818 : Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo León
2 Febrero 1848 se firma el Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo
Michoacán: From Kingdom to Colony to Sovereign State (1324-2015) John P. Schmal
La Batalla de Otumba por Guillermo CarvajalCentral & South America
The Salt that is Made from the Tears of the Incas by Nick Dall
Many more records from Brazil, Peru, and Portugal

Philippines
Philippines’ Karen Ibasco named Miss Earth 2017 by Eddie AAA Calderon, Ph.D.
A Funny American Song: I’ve got a Wife at Home by Eddie AAA Calderon, Ph.D.

Spain
Indice de los Viajes de Cristóbal Colón
La Historia de España desde la prehistoria en seis minutos !
Acueducto de Segovia
Dioses de Hispania. La religión en la Iberia antigua.
Los marinos españoles que llegaron al fin del Mundo y a los que hemos olvidado

International
Los 26 Mártires de Japón​, Uno de ellos mexicano
​Mimi’s Japanese Secret Christian Cross
João Rodrigues’s Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan
‘Muhammad’ is the Future of Europe
El Galeón de Manila no era presa fácil
Caballeros Españoles en la Primera Cruzada a Jerusalén
Islam—Facts or Dreams?
An attempt of re-branding of Islam and Muslims by Mimi Lozano
Pass the Taylor Force Act: End U.S. Funding of Palestinian “Pay for Slay” Terrorism Against Israel
Recall Notice

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