A thousand years ago, the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe inhabited the area now occupied by LMU student residences. The first memorial anywhere to these “People of the Earth” was dedicated in 2000 as a fitting complement to the present-day dwellings. Visitors can gaze out over the
The Gabrielino/Tongva tribe, “People of the Earth,” were inhabitants of the area from about 1000 A.D. Artifacts of the long-ago residents had been recovered on the bluff prior to the start of student residence hall construction. The site was rededicated in 2004 after the remains of 200+ Native Americans were found on the Playa Vista property below the bluff. These were re-buried in an earthen mound visible below, within the Ballona Discovery Park.On the outside edge of the bluff roadway that passes behind O’Malley and Leavey 4 Residences.
Last Updated: 12/12/16