How did the Missions Affect California? Much of the culture of California has its roots in the history of the Spanish missions. And although the missions were only fully active for about 60 years, their presence had a major impact on many areas of life in California. In this article we’ll talk about some of […]
How did native people live at Mission San Carlos Borromeo? What languages did they speak? What foods did they eat? How did they dress?
What were the Spanish missions in California? How did they begin? The Spanish missions in California were communities of indigenous people (Indians) established by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th and 19th centuries. The were frontier institutions and part of Spain’s effort to have a presence in California. (Click here for a map of all 21 Spanish missions in […]