Haramokngna American
Indian Cultural Center

A project of Pukúu Cultural Community Services, a native non-profit organization, which strives to share Native American history, heritage, and culture of the five regional tribes of the Angeles National Forest. Located on Angeles Crest Hwy (2), the Cultural Center features a Visitors Center & Museum, Gathering Circle, Art Gallery, and Angeles National Forest hiking trails. The Cultural Center presents various programs, festivals, and exhibitions annually from spring to fall.

  • Current Conditions

    Feels like 58.4°F

  • Forest Adventure Pass

    The US Forest Service requires all parked cars in the Angeles National Forest (including at Haramokngna) to display a parking pass. Passes can be purchased at our Visitor's Center for $5.

    USFS Passes & Permits Information
  • Support

    Please help support Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center. We are a non-profit organization that is kept running with grants and donations. Thank you.

    Donate Now

Book Recommendations

  • Medicinal Plants Used by Native American Tribes In Southern California

    “The Medicinal Plants Used by Native American Tribes in Southern California by Donna Largo, Daniel McCarthy, and Marcia Roper provides a resource guide for medical providers and traditional health care practitioners in an effort to better coordinate patient care with traditional practices. A secondary purpose is to make available information about traditional medicine to anyone […]

    Read More
  • California Indians and Their Environment

    “Capturing the vitality of California’s unique indigenous cultures, this major new introduction incorporates the extensive research of the past thirty years into an illuminating, comprehensive synthesis for a wide audience. Based in part on new archaeological findings, it tells how the California Indians lived in vibrant polities, each boasting a rich village life including chiefs, […]

    Read More
  • The First Angelinos: The Gabrielino Indians of Los Angeles

    This is a definitive study of the pre-mission Gabrielino’s religious beliefs and practices, the structure of their society, their political system, the ways they made a living, and their elegant arts and crafts. This invaluable book, accessible to the scholar and general reader alike, is drawn from published and unpublished work of explorers, historians, archaeologists, […]

    Read More
  • Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources

    M. Kat Anderson presents a wealth of information on native land management practices gleaned in part from interviews and correspondence with Native Americans who recall what their grandparents told them about how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. The complex picture […]

    Read More

Sign Up

Flickr Photos

View all at Flickr

Latest News

  • 2014 Updates

    Our center is currently on hiatus during winter. We are planning to re- open in Spring. Check our calendar soon for an updated list of upcoming events and workshops.

    Read More
  • Tongva Calendar for 2014!

    http://www.haramokngna.org/store/shop   Welcome to the world of the Tongva people! This calendar is designed to introduce you to the first inhabitants of the Los Angeles area and includes rich examples of their language and culture through the use of Tongva names of the months, numbers for the days of the week, and brief narratives. The […]

    Read More
  • Directions to Haramokngna

    We are located at the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway (Hwy 2) and Mount Wilson Red Box Road. Due to our location in the Angeles National Forest, we do NOT have a physical address you can type into your GPS navigation. Angeles Crest Highway is most easily accessed by the 210 freeway. Exit at Angeles […]

    Read More

Come and Visit!

Take a drive up the mountain to visit the Cultural Center.

Haramokngna Cultural Center
Forest Route 2N24
Los Angeles, CA

Get Directions