Friday, September 16, 2016

Friends of Los Angeles River CleanUp

Friends of the LA River (; Ashley Wells, Xochitl, Wisdom Quarterly; Wiki edit

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(WQ) Los Angeles has its own Ganges, a ganga ("river"), that runs through it with many tributaries.

The city was named after it by the invaders.

This whole greater metropolitan area was once known as Tovanger, "The World," to the Native American Tongva people.

When the Spanish and European armies arrived to steal the land, they named this area El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, which in English means "The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Porciúncula River" [what the Spanish used to call the L.A. River, not knowing or caring about the indigenous name, which was an Eden to them with its own Styx.] More (Register to clean up the river)

Pre-Colonial Los Angeles (Tovanger)
History (
The Los Angeles area was first settled by the Tongva (whom the Spanish named Gabrieleños after the San Gabriel Mission and mountains and foothills) and coastal Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. They shared the area with the Tataviam (San Fernando Valley) and Acjachemen (Orange County) tribes. A Gabrielino settlement in the area was called Iyáangẚ (written Yangna by the Spanish), meaning "poison oak place."* More

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