Martín Violín was a Gabrielino Indian whose father came from Catalina Island. Violín told Fernando Librado about the different people who lived on the southern Channel Islands and the languages they spoke. Violín’s father, according to Violín’s half-brother Sétimo, was said to have taken people from one of the islands by canoe to the mainland.
DATE OF BIRTH: About 1800
PLACE OF BIRTH: Alta California, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF BURIAL: Unknown
Hudson, Travis. Breath of the Sun: Life in Early California as Told by a Chumash Indian, Fernando Librado to John P. Harrington. Banning, CA: Malki Museum Press, 1979: 157.
Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 194.
McCawley, William. The First Angelinos, The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles. Banning, CA, Malki Museum Press, 1996: 202.
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