Gabrielino-Tongva villages were located in the Los Angeles Basin for thousands of years. These villages were located near and around the ever-changing Los Angeles River, San Gabriel River, Santa Ana River, and the coastal areas.
It was a time when there was a perfect balance of the ecosystem where fish and game were plentiful and the river ran free with fresh water from the mountains.
Gabrielino-Tongva villages/ locations/ rancherias/ lodges sometimes overlapped at the boundaries with the Chumash, Tataviam, Serrano, Cahuilla, Juaneno and Luiseno Indians. During the relocation and assimilation years, many found refuge with other tribes.
The NoHo Neighborhood Council would like to acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional land of the Tongva people, past, present and future. We honor with gratitude the land itself, and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.