July 25 is the 165th anniversary of the government-sanctioned killing and beading of Joaquin Murrieta, early California’s most famous anti-hero.

BY ED MURRIETA

There’s no DNA proof but my people say we’re related to Joaquin Murrieta, the early California legend whose legacy survives 165 years after the governor ordered him killed and beheaded for the revenge heĀ reapedĀ upon the men who raped and killed his wife in a racist attempt to scare him and other Mexicans out of California gold mines.
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