The Christianization of the Natives(Izquierda) Indigenas Californios se dirigen a la misión para ser convertidos.Ilustración del padre Ignacio Tirsch (Lám.XXX) siglo XVIII. Derecha fotode Californio.
Indian Rancheria,• (in Spanish America and the western U.S.) a small Indian settlement Unknown Ar)st
Missionaries’ Treatment of the Natives• The missionaries’ unrelenting and heavy handed efforts to undermine traditional religious beliefs alienated some natives and caused insurrections by the natives.• According to a British observer “If…any of the captured Indians show a repugnance to conversion, it is the practice to imprison them for a few days…and thus renounce the religion of their forefathers”
• Presidios also had the function of ensuring that native laborers were kept in check and pacify them in in case of a rebellion.
Nicolas Tamaral died the 3rd of October 1734 at San Jose del Cabo. Lithograph by Jesuit Miguel Venegas
Padre Ignacio Tirsch• Jesuit priest who worked as a missionary in the Peninsula of California, from 1762-1768.• Some of the earliest European paintings about life in the peninsula are from padre Ignacio Tirsch.