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Author Lake, Alison, author.

Title Colonial rosary : the Spanish and Indian missions of California / Alison Lake
Published Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 244 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Native California before the missions -- All the world's a stage for Spain -- Exploration and settlement -- Establishment of the missions -- The messengers of St. Francis -- Conversion and mission life -- The women of mission California -- Spanish and Mexican settlement -- Colonial soldiers and the Presidio -- Style and layout of mission buildings -- Farming -- Mission trades and economy -- Indians of the missions -- Changing rule of the missions -- The decline of a civilization -- The cycle of decline and restoration -- Conclusion : the colonial rosary -- Appendix A : research and resources -- Appendix B : additional resources pertaining to California indians
Summary California would be a different place today without the imprint of Spanish culture and the legacy of Indian civilization. The colonial Spanish missions that dot the coast and foothills between Sonoma and San Diego are relics of a past that transformed California's landscape and its people. In a spare and accessible style, Colonial Rosary looks at the complexity of California's Indian civilization and the social effects of missionary control. While oppressive institutions lasted in California for almost eighty years under the tight reins of royal Spain, the Catholic Church, and the government
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) and index
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Subject Franciscans -- California -- History
Franciscanos -- Misiones -- California -- Historia.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- History
Indians of North America -- Missions -- California -- History
Spaniards -- California -- History
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Indios de América del Norte -- Historia
Indians of North America -- Missions.
Manners and customs.
Missions, Spanish.
Race relations.
Spanischer Einwanderer
Amérindien (peuple) -- mission catholique -- Californie (Etats-Unis) -- 16e s. -- 19e s. (1ère moitié)
California -- History -- To 1846.
California -- Social life and customs.
California -- Race relations
California -- Church history
California -- Historia -- Hasta 1846.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006006072
ISBN 9780804040228