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Online resources about the Gabrielino
California Indian Pre-contact Tribal Territories
Author: Paula Giese
Description: California Indian Libraries Collections map, edited by Paula Giese.
Welcome to Puvungna!
Author: Puvungna Sacred Site Struggle
Description: “Puvungna is the Indian village which once occupied the land where Cal State Long Beach now stands. Puvungna remains
sacred to the Gabrielino and other Indian people as a spiritual center from which their lawgiver and god — Chungichnish —
instructed his people. Unfortunately, this tradition of learning and teaching which began with the Indian elders has yet to be
understood by campus officials. Plans to build a strip mall on the Puvungna site have been blocked by the Puvungna Sacred
Site Struggle. ”
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