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Gurudwara Shooting: How Sikhs Migrated To US, Fought Prejudice And Built A Community

Mexican Wives And Daughters Of Early Sikh Immigrants

Kehar Singh Gill went to El Paso to look for a bride. A Mexican woman who worked in the cotton fields that he farmed in California’s Imperial Valley had told him that she had eligible nieces there. Gill got the address wrong but the girl who opened the door, Matilde Sandoval, was pretty and, after some hesitation she invited him in. It helped that he was tall and handsome, though because of his turban she first thought he was a Turk.

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