Converting California: Indians and Franciscans in the Missions

Converting California: Indians and Franciscans in the Missions

by James A. Sandos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300101007

ISBN-13: 9780300101003

Pub. Date: 04/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

"This book is a balanced history of the California missions and their impact on the Indians they tried to convert. Focusing primarily on the religious conflict between the two groups, it sheds new light on the tensions, accomplishments, and limitations of the California mission experience." James A. Sandos traces the history of the Franciscan missions from the…  See more details below

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"This book is a balanced history of the California missions and their impact on the Indians they tried to convert. Focusing primarily on the religious conflict between the two groups, it sheds new light on the tensions, accomplishments, and limitations of the California mission experience." James A. Sandos traces the history of the Franciscan missions from the creation of the first one in 1769 until they were turned over to the public in 1836. Drawing on both primary sources and wide scholarship, he addresses such topics as the singular theology of the missions, the role of music and musicians in bonding Indians to Franciscan enterprises, the diseases caused by contact with the missions, and the Indian resistance - overt and covert - to attempted European social control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101003
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1California's missions as instruments of social control1
2Indians at contact14
3Junipero Serra and Franciscan evangelization33
4The Indians of San Diego say "no!"55
5Serra refuses to turn back69
6Fermin Francisco Lasuen and evangelization83
7Evangelization in Serra's shadow99
8The only heritage their parents gave them : syphilis, gonorrhea, and other diseases111
9Music and conversion128
10Indian resistance to missionization154
11Assessing California's missions174

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