Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe at the Time of the Ranchos: A Native American Perspective

Craig Torres, educator and descendant of the Native American Tongva tribe and Native American Advisor at Rancho Los Alamitos, described the culture and lifestyle of the Gabrielino-Tongva people in the early 1800s in the areas in and around Rancho Los Alamitos.

Their thriving villages in the Los Angeles Basin were explored through maps, historic photos, artifacts, and personal histories. For more information, please visit our website or call (562) 431-3541 or e-mail