Heather Morgan's article in Valley View (Oct. 22), "Satwiwa Ranch House in Newbury Park," said Art Alvitre called his native language Tongva.
The article said the Tongva lived "throughout Southern California including the Channel Islands."
Alfred Kroeber's classic "California Indians" mentions no Tongva tribe or Tongva language. The same is true of the tightly printed index (31 pages) in the Handbook of North American Indians. This volume is concerned exclusively with California Indians and was issued by the Smithsonian Institution in 1978.