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Dec 8, 2020

Santa Cruz Indigenous Resistance & Survival in the 19th Century  


Marty Rizzo is the author of a 2016 thesis titled “No Somos Animales: Indigenous Survival and Perseverance in 19th Century Santa Cruz, California” for which he received a PhD in History from UCSC. The paper is currently being made into a documentary film and a book that’s scheduled for release in Fall, 2021.  


Rizzo speaks about Santa Cruz Indigenous history, the infamous 1812 assassination of Roman Catholic Spanish Padre Andres Quintana by Native Americans at the Santa Cruz Mission, the Amah Mutsun movement to protect Juristac (, and more.  


Originally broadcast on KZSC 88.1 FM on Thanksgiving Day, 2017 on Transformation Highway with host John Malkin.