"La Adelita" in Mexico has become an archetype of a woman warrior during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces.
Jesús Helguera Mexican painter who married the heroic Aztec image to Catholicism. For any one growing up in SoCal in the this style of art was everywhere. It completely reminds me of LA and the Chicano culture boom of the period.