This historical drama re-creates the life and adventures of Joaquin Murrieta, a Hispanic social rebel in California during the tumultuous Gold Rush....
|Title||:||The Robin Hood of El Dorado: The Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, Famous Outlaw of California's Age of Gold|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Robin Hood of El Dorado: The Saga of Joaquin Murrieta, Famous Outlaw of California's Age of Gold Reviews
Have just finished reading about the life of Joaquin Murrieta who was a miner who came from Trincheras, Sonora, Mexico. During the Gold Rush in 1850 when California became a state. He had come along with his wife Rosita Feliz to find fortune, but instead he would encounter racism and discrimination from the Anglo-American miners who had claimed California for themselves following the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 In which Mexico would surrender her Northern territories such as Nuevo Mexico (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, & Colorado) and Alta California (California & Nevada)with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo which surrendered these land to the U.S. and the people inhabiting these territories would become U.S. citizens and granted these rights, but it was not to be when the Gold Rush came with the discovery of Gold at Sutter's Mill many Easterners as well as other people from across the globe especially Mexico would flood to California in order to strike it rich. Murrieta would stake a claim for himself, but before he could mine for Gold his brother Jesus would be falsely accused of stealing a Burro from an Anglo-American miner in which Jesus would be lynched, Joaquin would be humiliated and whipped for being "an accomplice" to the crime and later Joaquin would come home and find out that some Anglo-American miners invaded his home & raped & killed his wife Rosita, as a result he would become a bandolero (outlaw) and take revenge on the Anglo miners becoming the terror of the Sierra Nevada, while in essence became a hero & inspiration for the Mexican-Californios to rise up against US occupation of California who were being forced off their land by the greedy anglo miners!
Chronicles the adventures (legends/myths/tall tales) of Joaquin Murrieta, the notorious bandit of the California gold rush; and perhaps the real-life inspiriation behind the legend of Zorro.A vivid depiction of California in the 1840's and 50's, with portraits of other well-known characters and some not-so-well known from the days of placer mining, panning for gold, and claim-jumping.I found it especially interesting because I have cousins who live in Chinese Camp and Jamestown, near where Joaquin Murrieta staged some of his most infamous exploits, and most of the names and places mentioned were familiar to me.