Dramatized "Legend of Billy Jack" with Tom Laughlin against The Man: One Tin Soldier
My superheroine: Toypurina, Los Angeles
Born in 1760, Toypurina was 9 years old when the Spanish settlers first invaded what is now the Los Angeles Basin of Las Californias. She was 11 when Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was begun. She was 21 when Governor Felipe de Neve founded the Pueblo of Los Angeles in 1781 Alta California.
She was considered a great communicator, speaking with and trading with the dozens of villages in the many Kizh dialects and other indigenous languages of California used from Santa Catalina Island through the eastern foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to the northwestern San Fernando Valley. More