Topic: Gabrielino

Gabrielino Indians

Gabrielino Indians. Derived from San Gabriel, one of the two missions in Los Angeles County. Also called: Kizh, reported by Gatschet (1876) ; Hale (1846) has Kij. Playsanos, a name which seems to be applied to the California Shoshoneans living in the lowlands, especially near the coast in the region of Los Angeles. Tobikhars, said to mean “settlers,” but probably from Tobohar, the mythical first man. Tumangamalum, Luiseiio name. Gabrielino Connections. The nearest connections of the Gabrielino were the Fernandeno; both belonged to the California branch of the Shoshonean Division of the Uto-Aztecan stock. Gabrielino Location. In the drainage area