José de los Santos Juncos

José de los Santos Juncos was a Gabrielino informant to J.P. Harrington. Santos Juncos said that mainland people baptized at Mission San Gabriel were unable to speak with people from Catalina Island. Linguists believe that mainland and island groups may have spoken related, but separate, languages.

DATE OF BIRTH: About 1821
PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, Alta California, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: February 9, 1921
PLACE OF BURIAL: Mission San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Munro, Pamela. “Takic Foundations in Nicoleño Vocabulary.” In Proceedings of the Fifth California Islands Symposium, edited by David R. Brown, Kathryn L. Mitchell, and Henry W. Chaney, 659–68. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2000.

Last updated: February 8, 2017