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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The Lost Land is a fine example of ethnic cultural history. Chavez contends that various attitudes of Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo settlers who migrated to the Southwest (the states of California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas) have shaped the sense of identity of contemporary Chicanos in terms of where they live. Many Chicanos feel like " strangers in their own land," and certain features of non-indigenous cultures have fostered a sense of alientation [alienation].
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