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Slave mother with child and henequen plant. The Yaqui people were famed for being hard-working and strong. Between 1904 and 1909, around 15,000 of them were rounded up, forced along the tortuous route to Yucatan and enslaved.

Slave mother with child and henequen plant. The Yaqui people were famed for being hard-working and strong. Between 1904 and 1909, around 15,000 of them were rounded up, forced along the tortuous route to Yucatan and enslaved.

Photo from Barbarous Mexico by K. Turner © K. Turner, 1910

John Pint

Source article: Yaqui in exile: the grim history of Mexico's San Marcos train station
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