Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (2009)

Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
20″ x 26″
4-Color, Handprinted, Mohawk Archival Paper, Printed in San Leandro CA 2009

On February 2, 1848, a Mexican delegation ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, with Mexico accepting the Rio Grande as the Texas border and ceding almost half its territory (which incorporated the present day-states of California, New Mexico, Nevada, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, Utah and even Oklahoma) to the United States in return for $15 million.Cervantes and Barraza collaborated on designing the promotional flyers and a commemorative screen printed poster for the annual Bay Area Treaty of Guadalupe “remembrance”  event organized by the grassroots group Huaxtec.