Understanding Island Tongva Villages: Results From the Catalina Island Museum's Toyon Collection
Author(s): Hugh Radde
The Catalina Island Museum (CIM) cares for the largest collection of Island Tongva (Gabrielino) artifacts in the world, the results of early expeditions, modern excavations as well as objects donated by Catalina Islanders. Opened in 1953, the Catalina Island Museum boasts a wealth of historic, archaeological, and archival materials that document life from the first islanders 8000 years ago to the present day, and strives to provide awareness and appreciation of the island’s rich heritage through the use of research, exhibition and educational programs. However, most of the collection remains unstudied and unanalyzed and in some instances in the same paper bags that they were put in over 50 years ago. This presentation will discuss the importance of using legacy collections to understand Island Tongva lifeways and provide the results of one such collection from Toyon Bay, on Catalina Island, California.
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Understanding Island Tongva Villages: Results From the Catalina Island Museum's Toyon Collection. Hugh Radde. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396438)
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