Ralph Glidden Grave Robber?

Few individuals connected with the history of Catalina Island lived a life as colorful and as riddled with contradictions and mystery as the archaeologist Ralph Glidden.

Catalina Island is about twenty-six miles off the coast of Los Angeles. For the Gabrielino/Tongva people (who called the island Pimu) it was home for at least 9,000 years until the arrival of the Spanish in 1542; their imported diseases and forced relocations had by the 1830s all but erased the Tongva presence.

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