Grand President Joe Castillo has selected Joaquin Murrieta as the subject of his 2020-2021 belt buckle.
Wording on reverse of buckle is: Joaquin Murrieta (1829-1853)
Known as “The Robin Hood of El Dorado,” Murrieta is the most famous folklore legend of California and is the center of two folklore stories. To some, Murrieta was a criminal who attacked, robbed and killed miners in the goldfields of California. He was the first wanted criminal in the young State of California who was eventually caught and beheaded. To others, Murrieta was a freedom fighter trying to protect Californios and immigrants seeking a better life in California. Whereas the legend of Joaquin Murrieta has continued for over a hundred and sixty-five years, its sustainability is reflective of the history, tradition, culture and people of California. Native Sons of the Golden West Grand President Joe Castillo
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