Gabrieleno San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians
The Gabrieleno San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians is a state recognized sovereign Indian nation located in Los Angeles County, California. Like other governments, the Tribe seeks to improve the quality of life for its citizens and the broader Los Angeles urban Indian community by creating sustainable economic development, maintaining health and education services, and promoting traditional cultural development. The Tribe’s traditional homelands encompass territory in and around modern-day Los Angeles. The Gabrieleño people originally resided in a network of villages, subsisting on horticultural and agricultural activities for thousands of years, and developing networks of long-distance trade linking the California coastlands to the interior. In the 18th century, the Tribe’s traditional lifestyle was upended by European arrival and settlement but the Tribe continues to thrive today.