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I, JOAQUIN Paul Hernandez

I, JOAQUIN

Paul Hernandez

Published October 18th 2010
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I, JOAQUIN is a wild and violent ride through the California gold rush! The gold rush in California was the greatest Diaspora of people throughout the world in recent history was motivated by hope, greed and even revenge.I, JOAQUIN is the firstMoreI, JOAQUIN is a wild and violent ride through the California gold rush! The gold rush in California was the greatest Diaspora of people throughout the world in recent history was motivated by hope, greed and even revenge.I, JOAQUIN is the first person narrative of the notorious bandit, Joaquin Murrietta, who struck back at the miners and other Californians after they hanged his brother, beat him, and raped and murdered his wife before his eyes.This heinous crime by men who lusted at more than only gold, triggered one of the greatest crime sprees in American history.The University trained Joaquin Murrietta vowed revenge against every Americano he came in contact with.Unlike the mythical Zorro, or the legend of the Mexican Robin Hood, Joaquin teamed up through providence or the devil’s chance with Manuel Jack Garcia, better known as Three Fingered Jack, or Tres Dedos, who was one of California’s first sociopath, also bent on revenge in a ‘war’ against the Americans.Together, this duo of avenging fallen angels wreaked havoc on miners and travelers during the gold rush, from Mount Shasta to San Diego, San Francisco to Oakhurst and all places in between.After living alone as a killer along the trail he discovers a way to profit from his revenge spree and soon after a growing number of Mexicans, Chileans, Californios join in and follow their Jefe anywhere he would lead them.Hundreds of robberies and 1,000’s of stolen horses are attributed to Joaquin Murrietta and his horse gangs.Was he a natural born leader put into a position of power by injustice and circumstance or did he have help from military commanders from the Mexican American War and the prevailing attitudes of the Californios and the once wealthy and powerful families of the Spanish Land Grants?Read along in his journal and discover the beliefs and attitudes of the brigand chief of California, Joaquin Murrietta.