July 19 Lecture at the Los Feliz Library Branch


Who Were the First Angelenos?

When did the first humans arrive
in Los Angeles?
Where did they come from?
What were their lives like?
What did they look like?
What challenges did they face?
Where are their descendants now?

FoGP boardmembers Richard Stanley and Brenda Rees will explore what anthropologists and historians know about the first humans who lived in the Los Angeles area.

They’ll outline how local native cultures originated, where they settled and how they interacted with the landscape as well as what happened when Europeans arrived.

Friends of Griffith Park hopes you can join Richard Stanley and Brenda Rees as we explore this fascinating history of the earliest human inhabitants of Los Angeles.

at the
Los Feliz Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Avenue, 90027
323.913.4710 for more information
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.


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  1. michaEL morrow on

    Living 72 years in Hollywoodland, a Shoshone Tribe, “Order-of-the Arrow” Eagle Scout, surrounded by G.P., and looking down on the “Valley of the Smokes” my wife and I are coming and have invited a couple of native Americans to the First Residents of L.A. lecture. We’ll also likely attend the Raptor Study lecture in August.

    • Michael, Thank you for the invitation to attend the “First Residents of L.A.” lecture. I have added the event to my schedule, and will, in turn, inform personal friends who are members of local Native American Tribes, e.g. Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash, Serrano. A’ho!

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