Nobody REALLY knows for sure.
What we DO know, however, is that in 1877 thirty-seven donkeys, some tin dinnerware, and a loom passed between the families as payment for...something.
Some paleontologists conjecture that The Great Mexican Do-Ahblay Compromise of 1877 led to the Spanish American War in 1898, although this is highly disputed among notable intellectuals as they have no evidence of any kind to support their outlandish theories.
There is a tasteful, understated monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in this brave struggle for compromise-ination located in Beaufort, Illinois
Hank: "Well Phillip I'll tell ya, I got all of them right except for the one about The Great Mexican Do-Ahblay Compromise of 1877"
"I, You, He / She / It, We, You, They / Great Mexican Do-Ahblay Compromise of 1877"