Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico's Northwest Borderlands


"Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints" investigates cultural icons of the late nineteenth century from Mexico's largely unstudied northwest borderlands, present-day Sonora, Baja California, and western Chihuahua. Robert McKee Irwin looks at popular figures such as Joaquin Murrieta, the gold rush social bandit; Lola Casanova, the anti-Malinche, whose marriage to a Seri Indian symbolized a forbidden form of "mestizaje;" and la Santa de Cabora, a young faith healer who inspired armed insurgencies and was exiled to Arizona. ...

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