Thrown Among Strangers: Making of Mexican Culture Frontier

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Every California schoolchild's first interaction with history begins with the missions and Indians. It is the pastoralist image, of course, and it is a lasting one. Children in elementary school hear how Father Serra and the priests brought civilization to the groveling, lizard- and acorn-eating Indians of such communities as Yang-na, now Los Angeles. So edified by history, many of those children drag their parents to as many missions as they can. Then there is the other side of the missions, one that a mural decorating a ...

Thrown Among Strangers: Making of Mexican Culture Frontier 1993, University of California Press, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520082755

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