Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit

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In 1854, a Cherokee Indian called Yellow Bird (better known as John Rollin Ridge) launched in this book the myth of Joaquin Murieta, based on the California criminal career of a 19th century Mexican bandit. Today this folk hero has been written into state histories, sensationalized in books, poems, and articles throughout America, Spain, France, Chile, and Mexico, and made into a motion picture. The Ridge account is here reproduced from the only known copy of the first edition, owned by Thomas W. Streeter, of Morristown, ...

Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit 1977, University of Oklahoma Press, Oklahoma

ISBN-13: 9780806114293

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