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California Missions (First Books Series)
     

California Missions (First Books Series)

by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth Steenwyk
 

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From 1769 to 1823, Spanish missionaries came to California in the name of their monarchy and the Catholic church to colonize the area and convert the many Indian groups who lived there. Although the friars were ultimately unsuccessful, many of the distinctive (and beautiful) adobe missions that they designed, constructed, and built communities around still stand today

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From 1769 to 1823, Spanish missionaries came to California in the name of their monarchy and the Catholic church to colonize the area and convert the many Indian groups who lived there. Although the friars were ultimately unsuccessful, many of the distinctive (and beautiful) adobe missions that they designed, constructed, and built communities around still stand today and the story is chronicled here.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 Following a succinct introduction to Spain's interest in colonizing and spreading Christianity in Upper or Alta California, Van Steenwyk gives an overview of the founding of the chain of 21 coastal missions from Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769 to Mission San Francisco Solano in 1823. She describes the function and workings of these facilities, their secularization, and eventual restoration. She briefly mentions the fact that while some people considered this way of life beneficial to the Indians, others thought it to be a form of slavery. This attractive title, with its numerous black-and-white and full-color photos and reproductions, offers a good introduction to the topic. Students seeking detailed information on particular missions for reports will need to turn elsewhere; they will find the list for further reading and addresses useful.Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531201879
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 8.77(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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