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I must tell you that I found extremely interesting the way the writer emphasized that latinos reveals a lot about themselves and a about how diverse we are just with the nomenclature that each of us identified with. Although people commonly labeled us as latinos or hispanics there is a hole variety of identities and each one of them possess qualities that makes them unique. After this, when they talk specifically about women on the earliest periods of Hispanic life in the Americas, it is established that their lives were conditioned by raced, class and marital status, also indian and black women were considered to be part of the bottom of the social scale. However, their participation didn’t end up there, they were also members of area missions since they were recruited to performed services as housekeepers, midwives, cooks, healers, teachers, seamstresses, and business managers. Women who had this kind of opportunities, shown the strength that characterized spanish speaking women, to put one example I can tell you about Apolinaria Lorenzana and how she was able to perform successfully multiple tasks after becoming the housekeeper at the San Diego mission. Thanks to the closure, Indian and Spanish/Mexican women formed something like a sisterhood which can be proved through some cases. On the one hand, we are taught the story about a Hispanicized Indian, called Victoria Reid, she was born as an indian woman but her identity was modified to Spanish/Mexican after she got married, she demonstrated to possess a great capacity as a businesswoman, however when she became a widowed, she became an Indian again, this situation could be considered as the living example of how race and marital status used to affected women lives in the past. On the other hand, in contrast to the situation that Victoria suffered, Spanish/Mexican women could retain the power and control over their lands after marriage. Then we came back to the historical context, in which we learnt that during the nineteenth century a bunch of conflicts  turned out to be the downfall of the colonialism, with this cultural context we are introduced to more prominent  female figures who shared the ideals of being in a land free of the Spanish conquered. After this time went trough some organizations were impulsed to encourage and to retain the cultural and ethnic roots, one example of this was the hard-work that Pura Belpre put on her job as the first latina librarian in the new york city library system, she was concerned that children were growing up without their culture or native language, so she started a series of bilingual library programs that were merely focused on culture and folklore, this is just one of multiple examples that can be cited of women who dedicated a highly portion of their lives to conserve their roots, so that future generations could understand and valuate the struggles that their ancestors had to go trough have a free and independent land.

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