Introducing the California Frontier Podcast, dedicated to the people and stories of the California mission and rancho eras.
People often ask who founded the Spanish missions in California. And while Fr. Junípero Serra and Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuén are rightly credited as the main mission founders, several other missionaries were involved in establishing missions in California.
A list of California Indian groups linked to the Spanish missions and the organizations that represent them today.
What do a warrior queen, north African pirates, and the city of San Francisco have in common? They are all connected to the origin of the name “California.”Continue Reading