Map of California land grants held by people of African descent from 1784 to 1810
- Map of California land grants held by people of African descent from 1784 to 1810
- Alternative title
- Maps and Demography of Los Angeles
- Mason, William
- Date Created
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Jose Bartolome Tapia was the son of a mulatto soldier father and a mestiza mother. He acquired the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit in 1804.
Jose Manuel Nieto, (1703-1804). Was a mulatto "leather jacket" soldier in the Portola expedition (1769) and received one of the largest Spanish land grants in California (1784).
Map showing the locations of California Rancho land grants based on size and on the ethnic classification of the original, or early, recipient of the land grant. It indicates ranchos owned by people of African descent. This includes: Rancho Simi, (Javier, Patricio and Miguel Pico); Rancho San Fernando, (Juan Francisco Reyes); Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit, (Jose Bartolome Tapia); and Rancho Los Nietos, (José Manuel Nieto).
Jose Polanco and Ygnacio Rodriguez received the Rancho El Conejo in 1803.
Quinto Zuniga was a soldier from Guadalajara, identified as a mestizo in census records. He acquired the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit land grant in 1804.
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