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

Do you ever wonder about the people who live in our communities long before us? Learn and teach your children all about the people native to our community; the Chumash and Tongva / Gabrielino people who lived here in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu and nearby long before most of us.

Learn 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. 

More Resources:

Learn about the first peoples of Northern Los Angeles County

All about their language, culture, history, and more from Tribal President Rudy Ortega Jr.:

Local places where you can go to can learn more about Native Americans: