Mia Zapata (The Gits)

Mia Zapata of The Gits was killed in Seattle, walking home from a friend's house, July 7, 1993. Her murder remains unsolved.

Zapata was beloved among the Seattle and Olympia, Washington music scene and beyond. 

Unfortunately, there is only one Gits track on a compilation album available through the library.

The band 7 Year Bitch named their second album Viva Zapata as a tribute to Mia. The album cover features an illustration of Mia with bandoliers, standing in a south western landscape. This is a reference to the Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata, and the 1952 biographical film--starring Marlon Brando--that shares the albums name. 

The band 7 Year Bitch named their second album Viva Zapata as a tribute to Mia. The album cover features an illustration of Mia with bandoliers, standing in a south western landscape. This is a reference to the Mexican revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata, and the 1952 biographical film--starring Marlon Brando--that shares the albums name.