From The New Mexican, March 14, 1976. Chicanos Protest Wagon Train Visit
... Protestors followed the train and staged a peaceful demonstration which included a skit presented by the Teatro Collectivo . ...
From SEERS, March 26-April 9, 1976 Bicentennial Wagon Train Promotes Big Business.
The Wagon train was the idea of Thelma Gray, vice-president in charge of public relations for the Aitkin-Kynett advertising agency in Philadelphia. ... (I)t isn't surprising that the presentation by the Wagon Train in Las Vegas sounded like a commercial for Elmer's Glue. It was a commercial soaked in the Stars and Stripes, selling its products; the most important of which is the image of the American corporation as benevolent, honest, and synonymous with freedom.
... It's another gimmick to sell products and peddle the Disneyland version of American history being taught by the schools and the media. It promotes a mythology designed to keep people in the role of passive consumers, ignorant of the true history of the U.S., a mythology that is all too effective.
One of the hired hands of the Wagon Train, when confronted by the angry Chicano demonstrators remarked, "I guess there must be a lot of discrimination around here." Someone in the crowd shouted back, "Yeah, and it's been going on for two hundred years."