Lemke, Nancy; Castillo, Edward D.
January 1996
Missions of the Southern Coast;1996, p8
The religious beliefs and traditions of the Indians of California teach that the blessings of a rich land and a mild climate are gifts from the Creator. Indians show their love and respect for the Creator, and for all of creation, by carefully managing the land for future generations and by living in harmony with the natural environment. Perhaps one of the key lessons to be learned from an honest and evenhanded account of California's missions is that the Indians had something important to teach Spaniards and the people who came to the region later.


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