Aravio/Arabio (Talawiyashwit)

A Chumash Indian from Santa Cruz Island, Aravio or Arabio (Talawiyashwit) translated the words of the Lone Woman’s Toki Toki song. According to the ethnographic notes of J. P. Harrington, Aravio traveled by tomol (plank canoe) to San Nicolas Island where he interacted with the Nicoleños before they left the island in 1835. He, therefore, may have known some of the Nicoleño language.

DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Cruz Island (Limuw), Alta California, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF BURIAL: Unknown


Bibliography
Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 191.

Last updated: February 8, 2017