TITLE

The Mission Compound

AUTHOR(S)
Heinrichs, Ann
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
California Missions (0-7565-0208-X);2002, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on Spanish missions started in California by Spanish explorers. At first, the missions were just crude shelters. As the missions grew, more buildings were added. A mission compound was like a small town. Weddings were held in the mission church. Workshops, storehouses, and the friars' rooms stood around the patio, along with rooms for the Indians and a mission school for their children. The presidios protected the missions from attacks by Indians, foreign trappers, and settlers from the East. Many Mexicans traveled north to Alta California to make a new life. Their communities were called pueblos.
ACCESSION #
10931704

 

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