The Gabrielino By:Ezbai Hernandez Where Did They Live? The Gabrielino were a Natïve American tribe that lived on the Southern California coast in the Los Angeles Basin, Orange Countiy, parts of western Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. They lived near lakes, rivers, and streams. They also lived near the San Gabriel Mountains. Homes The Gabrielino had three different kinds of homes . The Gabrielino covered their homes with used tule, reeds, fern, and woven mats. They lived in domes. The Gabrielino domes were able to hold 50 to 60 people. The Gabrielino also had sweat houses where the men met to talk. The Gabrielino built their domes near the ocean coast so they could avoid the heat. What Did They Eat? The Gabrielino ate different types of food. They got food from the sea and from the ground. From the sea they ate tuna ,swordfish sharks, shellfish, sea mammals, and sea birds. They also ate things from the ground such as nuts and seeds. They crushed the food with stones. People that lived in the foothills also gathered acorns and pinon nuts. Jobs The Gabrielino jobs were close to their homes. The Gabrielino women made baskets and weaved thatch mats. They carved and painted pots and bowls. The Gabrielino women also made clothing with feathers. The Gabrielino men used wood to make bows and arrows for hunting. The men also set up traps to kill birds. Men hunted fish and trapped animals too. Men often organized group huts. Clothing The Gabrielino wore capes made out of deerskin. The women wore aprons made from bark, willow, or cotton wood trees. The men also wore breechclothes. Celebrations and Ceremonies? The Gabrielino had three ceremonies. The ceremonies were when they got their names when they rememberd the dead and fore the strong men called yuvar. They also had three celebrations they danced, feasted, and sang fore seven days. When they danced they wore outfits made of hawk and eagle feathers. Interesting Facts Girls and boys had tattoos on their foreheads and chins. Old women had tattoos from their eyes to their chests. Girls and women also used red ocher paint on their faces to protect them from the sun and wind.