Demystifying the Murrieta Legend
Murrieta relatives read my book on Joaquin. They liked it and invited me to visit Trincheras, Distrito de Altar, Sonora, Mexico. There, I met and interviewed numerous Murrieta descendants and these Murrieta descendants provided new information of Joaquin, and identified other relatives living in Arizona and California. This book includes their stories. Plus, we discovered that in essence there were two Joaquin Murrietas in California. The 1st Joaquin Murrieta was nicknamed "El Patrio" (the first book); the 2nd was "El Guero." He was tall, blond, and blue-eye and was ten years old than his first cousin. They ran the Murrieta organization together and the "Guero" robbed, killed and stole horses as well, and died of old age in San Pablo, Brazil, South America, in 1908. He was 90 years old. This tall, blond, blue-eyed Joaquin was a handsome jinete, a "ladies-man." He left two families in Mexico (15 children), one family in California, and another family in Brazil. One of his descendants lives in Coalinga, California; raises fighting-bulls for the bull-ring; and his surname is "Amado." Around 1888, the son, Joaquin Murrieta Jr., changed his name to Manuel Amado; claimed to be Portuguese; lived, worked, and finally died of old age in the San Joaquin Valley in California. He left numerous "Amado" descendants in the San Joaquin Valley.
Other Ways to Buy
In addition to ordering online (above), you can order directly from the author or the publisher.
Mail, phone, e-mail, and prices provided below.
Humberto Garza: 1398 "O" Street, Sanger, California 93657
Phone: (559) 304-9144
Prices (including tax and shipping costs):
A Quest for Justice, $15.00
Demystifying the Murrieta Legend, $24.00
The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, $23.00
Organizing the Chicano Movement, $24.00
Aztecs in the American Southwest, $20.00
11 by 14 picture of Joaquin Murrieta "El Patrio", $14.00
11 by 14 picture of Joaquin Murrieta "El Guero", $14.00
About the author
Humberto is a former University administrator and a college professor and community organizer. He received a master's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree and bachelor's degree from San Jose State University. Humberto was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and currently resides in Sanger, California.