Ethnobotanist and Boy Scout leader Richard Toyon preserves Tongva lore

From the Pasadena Weekly: Richard Toyon is a 14th generation Californian, descended from the Parra clan of the Acjachemem nation in what is now the city of San Juan Capistrano.  Toyon lives in La Crescenta and is active with the Boy Scouts, local politics, and in representing the Tongva Tribe for various environmental and public issues.  He also successfully lobbied the US Geological Survey to have a mountain peak in the Verdugo Mountains named Tongva Peak, in honor of the first people of the Los Angeles Basin. Read his story.

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