Amid political and economic transition late nineteenth century, characterized by the contradictions generated by the recently abolished slavery, and In turn, the strengthening of landlordism, as a result of the sale of badlands, and empowerment of the commercial bourgeoisie, by increasing foreign investment, was born the legend, Maisanta. Faced with the loss of his father, Colonel Pedro Pérez Pérez, who had led militant groups by the Federation, the young Pedro Perez Delgado becomes the man of the house, he began working to help keep his mother, Josefa Delgado (a Creole and brave woman who gets to deal with the death of the father of her children), and her older sister Petra Perez Delgado. Maisanta, the young Pedro Perez, just sixteen, begins work for Colonel Macias, who betray their trust, then, while still married, He dares to woo his sister Petra, dishonoring the name of your family, honor on his deathbed his father asked him to defend at any cost. Among the most intense stories of love and betrayal the character of the young be forged Maisanta, who embark on its way to become the spearhead of the new revolution of the poor against the "progress" newly installed. that young white, yellow hair, whom many called "The American" would become then in legend, with his war cry of matriarchal Maisanta!