Pilar, a Gabrielino woman, visited the Lone Woman in Santa Barbara in 1853. Harrington informant Luisa Ygnacio said that Pilar went with Martina from Ventura to Santa Barbara and collected clams to give to the Lone Woman. The Lone Woman was pleased to receive clams from the two women. Pilar tried to speak to her in Fernandeño (a Gabrielino dialect) but was unsuccessful.
DATE OF BIRTH: About 1813
PLACE OF BIRTH: Alta California, New Spain
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF BURIAL: Unknown
1852 California State census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Santa Barbara, p. 37 penned, line 33, Maria Pilar, digital image. Ancestry.com. (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 January 2016), citing California State Library repository collection C144, roll 5.
Hudson, Travis. “Recently Discovered Accounts Concerning the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 3 (1981): 193–94.
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