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  1. Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western Frontier Library Series)
    Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western Frontier Library Series)
    Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western Frontier Library Series)
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  2. Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta: Celebrated California Bandit (The Western Frontier Library Series)

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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, New Jersey. According to it, the passionate, wronged Murieta organized an outlaw company numbering over 2,000 men, who for two years terrorized gold-rush Californians by kidnapping, bank robberies, cattle thefts, and murders. So bloodthirsty as to be considered five men, Joaquin was aided by several hardy subordinates, including the sadistic cutthroat, "Three-Fingered Jack." Finally, the state legislature authorized organization of the Mounted Rangers to capture the outlaws. The drama is fittingly climaxed by the ensuing chase, "good, gory" battle, and the shocking fate of the badmen.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
EAN
9780806114293
Edition
Revised ed.
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0806114290
Label
University of Oklahoma Press
Manufacturer
University of Oklahoma Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
159
PublicationDate
1977-08-01
Publisher
University of Oklahoma Press
Studio
University of Oklahoma Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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