A New Path to the Stone Age

Malaga Cove February 28, 2012

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Malaga Cove

Malaga Cove just south of Redondo Beach, California was partially excavated by the Southwest Museum in 1936 and is also the site of the Gabrielino Indian village Chowigna as listed by Hugo Reid.  Hugo Reid was a rancher who married a Mission Indian woman named Victoria.  A pioneer Anthropologist he recorded primary information on the rapidly dying Tongva/Gabrielino culture.


10 Responses to “Malaga Cove”

  1. vic Says:

    Where is this plaque located? I’d like to see it in person.

  2. Rachelle Says:

    Any other info on the chowigna?

    • I know that the Southwest museum in Los Angeles excavated there in the 1930’s. The place name Cho-wig-na was assigned to Malaga Cove (Palos Verdes) as listed by Hugo Reid a Rancher who was married to a Mission Indian woman. Malaga Cove, Lunada Bay down to Point Vincente was heavily populated with Gabrielino. These areas were rifled by relic hunters in the 1930’s along with village sites on Catalina Island.

  3. Ivan Snyder Says:

    You can see Indian artifacts excavated from Malaga Cove by Thomas Tower on display at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. They have much more not on display. If you have seen the museum before and enjoyed it, see it again as it is always changing. I work as an interpretive naturalist there and have helped out with the exhibits. Put on display recently are some newly identified whale effigies. A fitting place for them since Point Vicente is also a popular whale watching center.

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