April 17, 2010 Topanga Earth Day Festival, Topanga, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
According to Wikipedia, the name Topanga was created by the Tongva tribe, in whose language the word means, “a place above.” This is didn’t sound right to us, so we consulted the Moonalice legend. According to Moonalice legend, the Moonalices loved the Tongvas, but our tribe was actually here first. Moonalices coined the name “Topanga”. In our language, it means a “place to get high.” Hard to argue with that!
According to Moonalice legend, the native tribes were chased out of Topanga in 1839 by a group of Europeans known as movie stars. Most of the tribes did not take kindly to the invasion of the white people, but the Moonalices didn’t mind. They had never seen a movie and thought the whole thing sounded really cool. Little did they know they would have to wait more than 70 years. Fortunately they had plenty of hemp.
According to Moonalice legend, Topanga is proud of its bohemian culture. The Moonalice tribe thrives in bohemian environments, particularly those that celebrate the planetary birthdays. While we focus on lunar birthdays, we are happy to be here today to celebrate Earth Day.
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