Puvungna Indian Village Sites
The area around the current CSU-Long Beach Campus was once home to a large village that remains sacred to the Gabrielino and other Indian people. In the early 1990s, CSULB officials cancelled plans to build buildings and parking lots on this remaining piece of undeveloped land. Students, faculty, and community members responded with several protests and petitions against further development of this section of the campus. In response, CSULB officials decided to cancel their plans. The fate of this section of land remains uncertain, as university officials would like to find a compromise that would allow them to expand the campus.
Backstory and Context