Behrens, June
January 1996
Missions of the Central Coast;1996, p10
Founded by Spain, the California Missions are located on a narrow strip of California's Pacific coast. Spain, along with leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, established missions and presidios or forts throughout the Spanish Empire to strengthen its claim to the land. In the 1600s, Spain built mission settlements on the peninsula known as Baja California, as well as in other areas of present Mexico. The goal of the Spanish mission system in North America was to make Indians accept Spanish lifestyle and become loyal subjects of the Spanish king.


Related Articles

  • NM museum discovers rare photo of Navajo war chief. FONSECA, FELICIA // Native American Times;12/10/2010, Vol. 16 Issue 50, p8 

    The article reports on the discovery by the New Mexico History museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico of an unpublished photograph of Chief Manuelito, a 19th century Navajo war chief.

  • Caddo. Lundgren, Julie K. // Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia;Feb2009, Issue 2, p16 

    A definition of the term caddo, originating from Kadohadacho which means real chief or ruler of people living in reviver valleys in what is known in the modern times as Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, is presented.

  • Running Eagle.  // Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia;Aug2009, Issue 8, p5 

    Information on Running Eagle, who became the only female war chief of the Blackfeet people in the U.S. in the mid-1800s is presented.

  • Osceola Mural--An Excerpt. Dantzlerward, Kathryn // Federalist (Society for History in the Federal Government);Summer2014, Issue 42, p5 

    An excerpt about a mural featuring Greek Maskoki-Creek warrior Osceola is presented.

  • UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY. Kataquapit, Xavier // Nation (1206-2642);2/10/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p32 

    The author discusses the crash of a Keystone Air plane near the runway of the North Spirit Lake First Nation community in northwestern Ontario during a snowstorm last January 10, 2012. He focuses on the survival of one passenger and deaths of four people due to the lack of navigational devices...

  • Election Law needs more time. NORTON, TIMMY // Eastern Door;11/29/2013, Vol. 22 Issue 47, p5 

    The article reports on issues surrounding the decision to change the criteria for running as chief under the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake's (MCK) Election Law in Kahnawake, Quebec, wherein, the groups could not agree to the decision and failed to reach consensus.

  • Meeting Canadian chiefs.  // Navajo Times;10/31/2013, Vol. 52 Issue 44, pC-2 

    The article presents a photograph of Miss Indian World Kansas Begay while meeting chiefs of the First Nations people in Canada in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Red Bird.  // Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia;Jul2009, Issue 7, p42 

    Information on the term "Red Bird" is presented which refers to a war chief of a small group of Winnebagos.

  • Red Eagle.  // Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia;Jul2009, Issue 7, p43 

    Information on the term "Red Eagle" is presented which refers to a Creek chief who led the Creeks against the U.S. in the War of 1812.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics