The Cook

One of four Mission Indians who sailed with George Nidever’s sea otter hunting crew to San Nicolas Island in 1853, the cook prepared meals for the group. He stayed in camp while three Mission Indians, George Nidever, Carl Dittman, and Colorado looked for the Lone Woman on San Nicolas Island. No one recorded the names of the cook or the Mission Indians on the 1853 sea otter hunting trip.

Dittman, Carl. "Narrative of a Seafaring Life on the Coast of California." Unpublished manuscript, 1878. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Ellison, William H., (ed.) The Life and Adventures of George Nidever [1802–1883]: The Life Story of a Remarkable California Pioneer Told in his Own Words, and None Wasted. Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, 1984: 80.

Last updated: November 16, 2018