José de los Santos Juncos

Although he was of Juaneño ancestry (his parents were baptized at Mission San Juan Capistrano), José de los Santos Juncos provided Gabrielino information to J.P. Harrington. Santos Juncos told Harrington that mainland people baptized at Mission San Gabriel were unable to speak with people from Santa Catalina Island. Linguists believe that mainland and island groups south of the Chumash spoke related, but separate, dialects of the Gabrielino/Tongva language.

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, Alta California, Mexican Republic
DATE OF DEATH: February 9, 1921
PLACE OF BURIAL: Mission San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Last updated: November 16, 2018