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Date in Santa Barbara History… de la Guerra Born

delaguerraJosé Antonio Julian de la Guerra y Noriega was born on March 6, 1779, at Novales in Santander, Spain. De la Guerra, commandante of the Royal Presidio, was considered the most influential Spanish-born resident of Santa Barbara at the time of the American take-over of California. He retained ownership of five of the choicest ranch grants in Southern California, and his home, Casa de la Guerra, is today the best known Spanish-era residence in Santa Barbara, California.

3 Responses to “Date in Santa Barbara History… de la Guerra Born”

  1. ChumashWisdom

    “In my Father`s Father`s time, when you landed on these shores,
    we welcomed you with open arms,& opened our lodge doors..
    We smoked our pipe,we shook hands,declared each-other friends,
    But I see your new beginning,was the beginning..of the End”.
    So you say you want a home, where the buffalo can roam,
    And the deer & the antelope do play?..
    Well we gave you what you asked us for, but still you wanted more & more,
    and now you`ve gone & chased them all away!.
    Now what do I tell my hungry child,with no food on her plate?,
    when she see`s your babies eating..no, she cannot live on hate..
    So don`t feed us empty promises, & tell us no more lies,
    We ain`t signin no more peace-treaties, we won`t be subsidized.
    Yes, today you hold us in your hands,like little baby birds..
    But White-Buffalo-Calf is coming soon,so Brother mark my words,
    cause when that day arrives,oh you`ll see an Indians worth,
    Red Nation will arise again to reclaim Mother Earth,
    then you`ll ask yourself “What have we done, & where have all the flowers gone”?…
    Creator came & took them all away..

    • Anonymous

      You forgot to mention the all you can eat seafood buffet and loosest slots in santa barbara county, but nice guilt trip, kemo sabe

    • Good god, give it a rest. You’re just not all that “special.” Lots of indigenous people everywhere, even in white bread Europe. None have any special claims or “spiritual powers.”