The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island
Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725
In the April “From Shore to Sea” lecture, United States Navy Archeologist Steven Schwartz will portray the story of a young Native American woman whose 18 years alone on
Juana Maria, the “Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island,” is arguably one of the most famous persons associated with the Channel Islands. However, the true facts of her story are mired in a mix of facts, fiction, and legend. In his presentation, Schwartz will reveal the real story of the Lone Woman and her people, which he has assembled over the past two decades of research on the Channel Islands.
Schwartz has worked for the U.S. Navy at Point Mugu for 18 years. He is the Navy’s archeologist and historian for
Did You Know?
The only reptile found on Santa Barbara Island is the endemic and threatened island night lizard. These lizards can live up to 20 years or more, but once established in a territory generally remain within a 3-meter radius their entire life.