Mythic beginnings/Spanish colonial history
1) What prompted the joint Spanish military and religious expedition into Alta California?
2) What role did Father Junípero Serra play in the founding of the California missions?
- Mythic beginnings/Spanish colonial history
- How to read a Mission
- Mission art and music
- Mythic constructs and historical memory
- Piracy, the Spanish militia, and indigenous leadership
- Indigenous acculturation, conversion, and authority
- Mission life ways and political economy
- Secularization, decline, and restoration of the California missions