She was born about 1800 Maria Gertrudis Barceló childhood years is still being discussed among historians, but the next marriage to Don Manuel Antonio Sisnerasam June 23, 1823 is recorded in the register Tome, a small village 30 miles south of Albuquerque. Although married to Sisnerasam, a member of the famous family & # 39; and she kept her maiden name. She chose attribution Dona Barcelo. When she gained popularity in gambling, the locals began to call it the nickname "La Tules", which translates to "cane", referring to its diminutive thin frame.
After moving to Santa Fe, she lost two sons in childhood and adopted daughter in 1826. During this time, La Tulesov decided to turn his gift for communication cards and reading men in car & # 39; kurtenki career Monte dealer, Madame, and Expert mule trader. She knew exactly how to make money on the insatiable gambling habits of traders who traveled from Missouri to the newly opened trail Santa Fe. Working in the public gambling room, she used her charm and beauty to separate traders from their money. During this time in Santa Fe working table 100 "Monte", and the rates are 50 000 dollars. By 1838 the city authorities realized that more money is received from the issuance of licenses for gambling than collecting fines, and sanctioned previously illegal activity.
A few years later she had enough capital to buy "fat,"Or the gambling house and saloon, where she entertained her guests dancing, drinks, delicious dinner and gambling. Over time, it has accumulated a fortune as the most famous dealer" Monte "Santa Fe and trust one of the most powerful political and military in New Mexico, and religious leaders. menageryyu included in this Armio Manuel, governor of New Mexico, with whom she was engaged in illegal business, which eventually led to his downfall.
The Salle La Tulesov was posted on San Francisco Street in the south-east corner of the Palace Avenue and the alley brown, where he expanded the width of the block. It was a long low building construction, which eventually endured from Spain finely carved furniture, relying on the exquisite Turkish carpets. The main bar is curled in a huge room. Two additional bars mahogany linked, forming a quadrangle. Large shining mirrors adorn the walls behind bars, but fell to a gambling casino. Modified chandeliers with candles ring provides a sufficient amount of light. As a complement number of private cards continued long brown oil today on the streets of San Francisco to the Palace along Avenue Plaza. Rooms are private cards are designed exclusively for professional gamblers, important visitors and wealthy. La Tules equip a small army operation bartenders, waiters, salesmen and women "owners".
There is a big debate about its beauty. Some data indicate it as an amazing beauty with olive skin, dark hair shining, which are poured by a slender neck and sullen black eyes that flashed in the glare of the chandelier. They called it a charming, beautiful, fashionable, penetrating, witty and brilliant. One writer described it as: "… similar to the Sylph in motion with a slender figure with a refined face, smooth and dark Spanish decent, with thin lining, arched eyebrows, flowing dark hair, thin lips, a beautiful woman, with a hard, proud head and behavior of a wild cat. " On the other hand, others reflect it in a less than glowing, describing her clothes as "similar to Eve and miserly, abbreviated Sofia and a short foot" nyalag style. Another wrote: "When I saw her, she was rich but tasteless dressed, fingers were literally covered with rings, and neck were decorated with three heavy gold chains to the longest of which is a massive crucifix the same precious metal was attached."
If you look at La Tules drawing that with & # 39; was in April 1854 Magazine "Harper's new monthly" you can become close to their detractors. She looks like an evil smoke cigarettes, which certainly can not justify the description of enticing beauty. Thinking about it, you can pastulavats that her magazine, which has been represented in the journal, was "La Tules" in recent years, when the deterioration of the long hours of communication with the ILO impact on its appearance. In all likelihood, it was originally a very bright young woman, capable of becoming a great seductress.
Surely there is no dispute, La Tulesov was unsurpassed in communicating with Monte Salle. Matt Field, met her in 1839, and was struck by her genius in handling the cards. He wrote: "The woman had an affair, and if you looked at her appearance some symptom by which to find out how to hid the game, you would say unhappy, because calm sur & # 39; oznasts was the only and the cards fell from her fingers as always. although it handles only spoke ". In his book, Tribute Tulesov jacket Santa Fe and a gambler, Mary J. Solo Cook wrote about La tulle. She wrote that "it became night after night, often until dawn, with" exquisite precision "as the card" slipped her long fingers as always, as if she were only treated with needle … feminine bravado, Gray Plover and nimble dispelled fingers swept a heap of gold, the result is eternal practice when she won again and again. "
Matt Field, located in Santa Fe one night, watched as La Monte Tulesov passed in Kentukyana, the stated purpose of which was to break its banks. He later wrote that the n & # 39; it was a man:
"… I swear that he will make a break before leaving his place … and drink to the health of the Spanish lady in the back filled with glass, which he gave at this time … If daylight looked through the door a crack, (La Tules) once again swept the table, and the rash trader left without a dollar.
Then Sinor zacharovvalasya and disappeared, though the side door of the Empress and the same dignity cleverly simulated smile, and her attendants with large sacks of gold and Mexican dollars. "
One of the legendary tales associated with gambling queen revolved around these bags with gold and Mexican currency. Because in Santa Fe or Tolosa was no banks, La Tulesov periodically sends some big profits to the banks in the United States. In the fairy tales she sent the US team of 10 mules loaded 20 bags of bags of gold, with a contingent of armed guards. Somewhere in the desert bandits attacked a train of mules. Before you kill the guards buried a cache of gold and NOT razgavorvayuts place. No one has ever found the gold and started the legend of "The Lost Treasure of La Tula".
La Tulesov be quite powerful influence on politics, and even though her relationship with Armio, the last governor of Mexico New Mexico, she got acquainted with the practice of activities Politicos. They lived luxuriously on vaccination and heavy taxation of Mexico's poorest people, and American merchants. As conditions for the explosion of the war with the United States, she admitted that the US deployment in the country meant survival. With the decrease of power of Mexico and the United States in 1846, the United States purchased the New Mexico Dona Tulesov consolidated its credit position of General Kearney in the United States to pay their troops, on condition that it will have a military escort at the Victory Ball at La Fonda. It was a great event, which was attended by the top echelon of the Santa Fe Company.
She is also credited with warning the US authorities on the Mexican-Indian conspiracy in December 1846. La Tulesov had many opportunities to hear Mexican conspiracy and shelmavy in their game rooms. As a result, it recognizes the possibility that prevents blood reception in Santa Fe.
Dong Tulesov was a colorful and controversial figure in the history of Santa Fe until its elaborately planned and conducted the burial, which was led by the newly appointed Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy. Entries Catholic Church claimed that she was laid to rest in Santa Fe, January 17, 1852. The various reports of her biography of her burial was named generous – some say that for spiritual service – $ 1600, others – only candles. Lifetime gifts to charity La Tulesov gave her access to the highest social circles of Santa Fe and wrote her freedom; It announced a final gift to the Church of the amendments because of the uncertain past. She was one of the last people who were buried in the walls of the walls of La parkas, the old parish church in the square, which was later replaced by Saint Francis Cathedral. What happened to her remains during construction, and possibly where her treasure was buried in the desert, with the & # 39 is the only part of the mystery that continues to intrigue historical research on this fascinating "Monte Queen Santa Fe."
Historical note: The popular game of chance Monte (1800s) is often confused with the cunning of fraud under the name "Monte of three cards." There is absolutely no connection between them; One – is a gamble, while the last of the & # 39; is the dealer "sure thing."