Myth and memory in 'Joaquín Murieta'
How a forgotten Cherokee writer’s 1854 dime novel wove its way into the Chicano movement, the modern western and Batman
If you stand close enough to Denver’s Federal Boulevard and search for “Tlatelolco” in Google Maps, you’ll be served two results, 1,446 miles apart. One is a historic district in Mexico City, built on and around the remains of a 14th-century Aztec city-state of the same name. The second, Google Maps will tell you, is Escuela Tlatelolco, an educational institution located in a small, L-shaped brick building across the road from Denver’s North High School.
The second listing is an error, a digital ghost…