Which country sent Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo?
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese João Rodrigues Cabrilho, (died January 3, 1543?, off the coast of northern California), soldier and explorer in the service of Spain, chiefly known as the discoverer of California.
What tribe did Cabrillo and his men encounter on Catalina Island?
The people that Cabrillo and his men found were a far cry from the Amazonian women of mythical California. The Kumeyaay were seasonal people who had lived in the area for about 12,000 years. Like most other native Californian groups, they usually lived in "tribes" of about 100 people.
Who was Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and what did he do?
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (1497 – 3 January 1543) was a Spanish explorer born in Palma del Rio, Córdoba, Spain, although tradition claims he was also a native of Portugal. Among other things, he was a maritime navigator known for exploring the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire.
Where did Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claim land for Spain?
He probably landed at Ballast Point (visible from the visitor center) where he claimed the land for Spain. Cabrillo described the bay as "a closed and very good port", which he called San Miguel. The name San Miguel was changed to San Diego 60 years later by another explorer, Sebastian Vizcaino.
Where was Cabrillo's expedition on the California coast?
Cabrillo's expedition recorded the names of several Chumash villages on the California coast and adjacent islands in October 1542 – then located in the two warring provinces of Xexo (ruled by an "old woman", now Santa Barbara County, California) and Xucu (now Ventura) County , California).
Where did Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo find Anacapa Island?
The next morning, October 8, Cabrillo came to San Pedro Bay, which was named "Baya de los Fumos" (English: Smoke Bay). The following day they anchored overnight in Santa Monica Bay. On their way up the coast, Cabrillo saw Anacapa Island, which they learned from the Indians was uninhabited.
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