1900 – Yaqui Indians in Texas proclaimed their independence from Mexico.

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 17 — A circular received in this city indicates that the Yaqui Indians have attempted to establish a form of civil government and proclaim the independence of Sonora. The circular is in the form of an appeal to the American people, and is signed by Manuel Sauveda, President, and Teresa Duryea, Jesus Escalente, Harry Herbot, John Dwyer, Tenebanto, and Julian Villa, members of the Junta. View Full Article in Timesmachine

INDIANS SEEK INDEPENDENCE.; The Yaquis Offer Inducements to Americans to Come to Their Aid in Sonora.
Special to The New York Times.
Jan. 18, 1900