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The Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center was designed to promote the histories and cultures of the First Peoples of greater Los Angeles. For thousands of years before European contact, Haramokngna has been a hub for the trading trails used by American Indians surrounding the San Gabriel Mountains. It is a gathering place for all peoples to share stories, goods and services, which is why Haramokngna means “the place where people gather.” The Chumash, Kitanemuk, Tataviam, Tongva and Yuhaviatam are all First Peoples of greater Los Angeles, and their histories are taught to a certain extent in the schools, but much less is known about the extensive trading and inter-relationships that existed between all these tribes at Haramokngna.
View the links to the right to learn more about each nation surrounding Haramokngna.