San Fernando Rey de España

Native Americans of San Fernando Rey

"The Indians who occupied most of present day Los Angeles County were, after the Chumash, the wealthiest, most populous, and most powerful ethnic nationality in aboriginal southern California." They spoke "one of the Cupan languages in the Takic family." [fn]"Gabrielino" by Lowell John Bean and Charles R. Smith pp. 538-549 in Volume 8, CALIFORNIA, in Handbook of North American Indians, Smithsonian Institute: Washington D.C., 1978[/fn]. These natives lived in over 50 villages, each of which held from fifty to two-hundred natives.

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