First Person Account: Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid

Grade Range: 2-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Duration: 2 minutes
Date Posted: 6/15/2010

Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid, acting governor of New Mexico, expresses the pain of changing loyalty from Mexico to the United States.

This video is part of the Price of Freedom learning resources package for use with the Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War lesson plan. It was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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