Nolverto or Nolberto was a Gabrielino from the Mission San Fernando area who lived in Santa Barbara in 1853. A shoemaker and saddlemaker, Nolverto may have accompanied George Nidever on the sea otter hunting trip to San Nicolas Island when they found the Lone Woman. According to Fernando Librado, Nolverto was the only person who could speak freely with the Lone Woman.
DATE OF BIRTH: 1818
PLACE OF BIRTH: Alta California, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: 1855
PLACE OF BURIAL: Santa Barbara
1852 California State census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Santa Barbara, p. 11 penned, line 40, Nolberto, digital image. Ancestry.com. (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 30 December 2015), citing California State Library repository collection C144, roll 5.
Hudson, Travis. Breath of the Sun: Life in Early California as told by Chumash Indian, Fernando Librado to John P. Harrington. Banning, CA: Malki Museum Press, 1980: 150.
Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 190, 194.
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