Native People of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

Learn about the People who lived in Conejo Valley, Malibu and Calabasas before

By Brenna Gutell December 7, 2022

Have you ever been curious about the vibrant communities that thrived in our region long before the arrival of many current residents? Explore the rich history of the indigenous peoples who called Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, and the nearby San Fernando Valley home. Journey into the past and discover the stories of the Gabrieleño (also known as Gabrielino, Kizh and Tongva), Chumash, and Tataviam - Fernandeños people. Gain insights into their customs, traditions, and deep connection to the land. Join us in honoring and preserving the legacy of these communities that have shaped the very ground we walk on today.

Make it a point to learn more and teach your children about all the Native people and their cultures who lived all across our great nation and other countries. is a great place to start, it's an indigenous-led tool that maps out indigenous territories, treaties, and languages throughout the world. 

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Learn about the first peoples of Northern Los Angeles County

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