PART TWO: Missions of the Central Coast

Behrens, June
January 1996
Missions of the Central Coast;1996, p26
Protected by the forts called presidio at Santa Barbara, the central coast missions were built amid large numbers of Chumash villages. The priests at the missions wanted to convert the local Chumash Indians to the Catholic religion and to teach them Spanish way of living. Eventually, missionaries believed that Indians would be able to govern missions as Spanish communities. Many Chumash Indians were not interested in mission life and held fast to their own traditions for many years after the arrival of the Spaniards. But with the passage of time, they moved to central coast missions. In so doing, they lost touch with some of their old customs. INSETS: The Coolest Water System;Untitled;Untitled;Untitled


Related Articles

  • Many changes. Aloian, Molly; Kalman, Bobbie // Life of the California Coast Nations;2005, p26 

    This section discusses changes in the life of indigenous people in the California coast. In 1542, some coastal Chumash bands encountered Spanish explorers who had started using the Santa Barbara Channel for their long voyages. By the late 1700s, the Europeans had come into contact with Coast...

  • Tomol Evening. Trevor, Terra // News from Native California;Winter2015/2016, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p22 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of camping at Limuw, Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California to participate in the annual Tomol trek of the Chumash people in September 2015.

  • The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom. Atwell, Beverly // Journal of the West;Fall2003, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p106 

    Discusses the book “The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom: The Chumash of the Channel Islands,” edited by Jeanne E. Arnold.

  • Chumash.  // California Indians;1999, p11 

    Highlights data about the traditional way of life, population and language of Chumash, one of the early California Indian groups that settled in the state's southern coast.

  • California's commercial spaceport rises on native land. Anderson, John M. // Earth Island Journal;Fall98, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p42 

    Focuses on the environmental impact of creation of the California Commercial Spaceport (CCS) near Santa Barbara. Development site as former home of the ancient Chumash Indian nation; Public's lack of understanding of the seriousness of increasingly contentious relationships between the...

  • CHUMASH. Nabokov, Peter // Encyclopedia of North American Indians (Houghton Mifflin);1996, p121 

    The article focuses on the Chumash Indian culture of south central California. Chumash culture developed over many hundreds of years. Archeologists identify Millingstone Indians as probable Chumash ancestors. Over time their egalitarian way of life produced the most complex, stratified...

  • Gene Pool(ing). Emerick, Bruce // Archaeology;May/Jun2005, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p8 

    Presents a letter to the editor of "Archaeology" regarding interbreeding between Polynesians and Chumash or ancient South American tribes. Response to the article "The Polynesian Connection," found in the March/April 2005 issue.

  • WISHTOYO. Dubin, Margaret // News from Native California;Spring2010, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p4 

    The article features the recreated Chumash village of the Wishtoyo Foundation located at Nicholas Canyon County Park in Malibu, California. The village consists of a ceremonial enclosure, willow and tule reed houses, a redwood-plank tomol and a sweat lodge. Mati Waiya, Chumash elder and...

  • Solstice Markers at "House of Two Suns". Hammond, Norm // Archaeoastronomy;2002/2003, Vol. 17, p23 

    The Native American Chumash have inhabited the central coast of California for at least the last 10,000 years. There is evidence that they created markers that interact with sunlight and shadow to indicate the times of summer and winter solstice. If a solstice marker is found at a Chumash rock...


Read the Article


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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics