top of page

Retro Friday. The Tongva Indians of Redondo Beach

Before the arrival of European colonizers, what we call Redondo Beach was home to Indigenous cultures for over 7,000 years. Historians tell us that today’s eleven-acre Wilderness Park (a former Nike Missile site) was once the site of a lookout spot for the Chowigna, a band of Tongva natives known for their land amid many of today’s South Bay areas, including the Palos Verdes Peninsula andthe bluffs above its Malaga Cove, where halibut, lobster, and sea bass, and salt helped sustain them for millennia.

Read more about the history of Redondo Beach here.

4 views0 comments
bottom of page