Hilario Valenzuela

Hilario Valenzuela, known as “The Yaqui,” received bone needles from the Lone Woman in 1853 while on San Nicolas Island, according to Fernando Librado. Librado told J.P. Harrington that Melquiades and Valenzuela met the Lone Woman and she gave Valenzuela some “trinkets.” Librado saw the bone needles that Valenzuela received from the Lone Woman but did not know what Valenzuela did with them.

DATE OF BIRTH: About 1820
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sonora, Mexico
DATE OF DEATH: About 1900
PLACE OF BURIAL: Ventura, California, USA

Schwartz, Steven J., Susan L. Morris, John R. Johnson. The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Her Story from Native American Sources. Presentation at the May 2018 meeting of the Santa Barbara County Archaeological Society, Santa Barbara, California.

Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 193.

Last updated: November 16, 2018