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Title:
Life in a California mission
Author:
Keremitsis, Eileen.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
112 pages : 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of California missions, their dual purpose of converting people to Catholicism and consolidating Spanish territory, and the daily life of friars and natives.
Language:
English
Contents:
Founding the missions -- A special calling: becoming a friar -- Daily life of the mission Indians -- A day in the life of a friar -- Daily life of "gente de razón."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.4 7.0 66962.
ISBN:
9781590181591
Format :
Book

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Driven to save souls, a few dozen Spanish missionaries brought Hispanic lifestyle and the Catholic religion to tens of thousands of native Californians. This title explores the daily lives of the Spanish missionaries, and of the native boys, girls, men, and women who came to learn, work, play, and pray at the missions.


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Gr 5-8-The lasting cultural and agricultural importance of Spanish missions is conveyed in this objective overview that details the daily lives of the friars, officials, and baptized Indians who labored there and discusses the rapid decline of the missions when the newly independent Mexico awarded the mission land to settlers. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.