Yellow Bird [John Rollin Ridge]. The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit (1854) 91 pp.
The first book published on Murieta and the model for many subsequent titles to follow on him. The work is considered fiction and was written by Ridge, a Cherokee Indian, who was a long-time staff member of the Alta California. Reprinted 1871, 1874, 1955, 2003.
Baird & Greenwood 2099
1874 edition available in full text online:;idno=wright2-2041 (Wright, L.H. Amer. fiction, 1851-1875, 2041)