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Members of the Indian-Mexican-American Puna Singh family

1945

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Washington, DC, United States

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  • Title: Members of the Indian-Mexican-American Puna Singh family
  • Date: 1945
  • Story: In the early 20th Century, Indian immigrants settled in the U.S., marrying other immigrants and racial minorities. Along the west coast, Punjabi men married Mexican women. In the east and the south, Bengali traders settled in neighborhoods such as Harlem, West Baltimore, and Tremé in New Orleans, marrying Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women. Today, their descendants are a living record of this blending.
  • Quote: “The Mexican and the Hindu were compatible...they had a lot in common. The Mexicans had tortillas. The Hindus had rotis, a bread that is like a tortilla.” – Isabel Singh Garcia, Punjabi-Mexican-American
  • Rights: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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