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Arrowheads found in Big Tujunga Canyon. The Tongva village at the mouth of Big Tujunga Canyon was the largest Native American settlement in the Los Angeles area, dating back to 435 A.D. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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