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Juana Maria

Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on the ...

Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853. 

Note: Juana Maria died soon after being exposed to diseases on the mainland. 

The popular children’s novel Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the life of Juana Maria. 

Submitted by Craig Baker. 


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