well, for one thing..I don`t think “THEY” were here first...The indians were sparse and spread. And I wonder if they question why they speak spanish in the southern countries...They still have mexicans in their country that speak something other than spanish..and they don`t know why...lol..Our indians speak english...That is a tip to the answer.
The Commanches and other tribes fought the Mexicans as hard as they did the white settlers. The Indians were here first.
Absolutely, good post. A lot of Mexican-Americans don't understand what you posted. What are Mexicans? Some Mexican friends of mine were far prouder of their Yaqui indian heritage than being from Mexico, and still spoke their native language (more so than spanish). The Mexicans think they want to retake California, but they never really had it. The Spanish did. And the Spanish left behind in California became willing Americans. Mexicans today are a confused lot.