Luisa Ygnacio

One of John P. Harrington's Chumash informants, Luisa Ygnacio told him that she thought the Lone Woman would have lived longer had she stayed with the Chumash in Santa Barbara instead of living with the Nidever family. Luisa Ygnacio also mentioned that two women, Martina and Pilar, gathered clams and brought them to the Lone Woman so that she had familiar food to eat.

DATE OF BIRTH: About 1830
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Barbara, Alta California, Mexico
DATE OF DEATH: December 7, 1922
PLACE OF DEATH: Santa Barbara, California, USA

Blackburn, Thomas. December’s Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975: 19.

Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 192–93.

Last updated: February 8, 2017