Mission Period (1769-1834): The Setting Of Our FILM

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Mission Period (1769-1834): THE SETTING OF OUR FILM Beginning in 1769, the Spanish established 21 Franciscan missions upwards along the California coast, the goal being to Christianize the native people. Conditions for native people at these missions were often harsh. The people were forced into the labor of building the missions and maintaining crops and were often punished with whipping and other forms of torture.
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