Secularization, decline, and restoration of the California missions

Professor Mendoza as Mexican Militia Soldier of 1836. Photo by Tim McFadden, 2012
1) To what extent did the missions come to define the nature of social relations obtaining between Native Californians, Spanish colonists, and Mexican era settlers?

2) What impact did the Secularization of 1834 bring to bear on the life ways of the Native Californians?

3) How has heritage tourism played a role in the formulation of those histories presented in the media and public schools?