In this episode of Angelita’s Wings, Billie Ruth concludes the story of Doroteo’s escape into the mountains wearing a disguise and changes his name to Pancho Villa. He joins up with some bandits who steal from the rich and give to the poor, but over time observes that they are not as kind, honorable, and compassionate as he is, so he breaks with them and begins to work in the mines. As his heart was always with his Indian people, he became governor of Chihuahua, built schools, and helped his people to recover from years of devastation.
Host: Billie Ruth Furuichi; Producer: Billie Ruth Furuichi
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Traditional Songs in this episode: Messiahs, All, and La Llorona.
Stories from Six Heroes of Mexican Independence by Bonnie Muth MacMillan used with permission