Chores

House Chores by Js. Arago from Frecinet’s Voyage Autour du Monde (Paris, 1824). Courtesy of the Guam Public Library System.

Franciscan lay brother Fray Juan Pobre de Zamora deserts a ship off the shores of Rota on his way to Manila. Although he was only in the Mariana Islands for seven months, he provided an invaluable historical contribution through descriptive written accounts of the lives, customs, and culture of CHamorus in the early 17th century.