The Spanish Missions of Arizona

The Spanish Missions of Arizona

by Robin Lyon


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How was the prickly pear cactus used in building some of Arizona's missions?

A glue made from prickly pear cactus juice was mixed with the plaster that holds the bricks in the mission walls in place.

Inside, You'll Find:

The man who started most of Arizona's missions;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and all about the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531212394
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Scholastic True Book Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 On a Mission

Why did the Spanish set up missions in Arizona? 7

2 Inside Arizona

What did Spanish explorers discover in Arizona? 11

3 Mission Life

What materials were used to build the missions? 19

The Sonoran Desert

What animals live in the largest desert in the United States? 22

4 Worlds Collide

Why did Native Americans want the Spanish to leave Arizona? 25

5 Missions Across Arizona

Which mission's church is known for its colorful decorations? 31

6 Changing Times

What is the only active mission left in Arizona? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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