Teacher Resources

Discover a fascinating world of educational resources, primary source documents, multimedia, and academic and community scholars.

Mission Archaeology

Investigate the historical archaeology, period material cultures, and past lifeways of Native Californians and Californios for the period spanning the Mission era of 1769-1821.

Californio History

Identify the key historical resources and period documents produced by Spanish friars, explorers, soldiers, Californio settlers, and native peoples.

Native Traditions

Review the antiquity and richness of Native Californian traditions and their transformation in the wake of Spanish colonization, conversion, and culture change.

Traditional Technology

Experience the magic of Native Californian and Spanish colonial arts, crafts, and traditional technology demonstrations.

Spanish Colonial Art

Explore Spanish colonial Mission art and architecture, landmarks, and Native Californian traditions and their interpretation.

Landmarks Resource Center

Featured Demonstrations

  • The Storyteller
    Ann Marie Sayers of Indian Canyon shares Ohlone and other Native Californian traditional stories.... ...
  • The Basketweaver
    Linda Yamane demonstrates the art and culture of a Rumsien Ohlone master basketweaver.... ...
  • The Blacksmith
    John Grafton will forge Spanish colonial tools and ironwork using traditional technologies and methods.... ...
  • The Chorister
    John Warren will fill the air with the sound of Mission era music performed on period instruments.......

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