The History Of Mission San Francisco De Asis

1044 words - 4 pages

The History of Mission San Francisco de Asis On June 27th, 1776 Father Palon and Pedro Cambon, ten Christian Indians driving pack mules, and almost 300 head of cattle arrived at the Arroyode los Dolores which Anza and Father Font had selected for a mission site. They put up a camp, erected an arbor (gazebo) as a temporary chapel and on June 29th, 1776 Font celebrated mass. This was the beginning of California's sixth mission. Missions were settlements where padres (priests) from the Catholic Church taught their religions beliefs to the people nearby. The padres knew when they left Spain to serve God and carry the word that they might never return. Father Serra wanted the Indians to give up their culture and to live and work at the missions. In exchange he would offer them a new way of life. Since Agriculture was an important activity on the missions they were taught farming skills and took care of the animals. Their crops and animals supplied most of the food needed to feed the padres, the Indians, and the soldiers living nearby. Women grind corn and spun the wool while children gathered olives to make oil for lamps, medicine, and in cooking. The Indians were also taught tradecrafts like tanning leather so they could support themselves. At the mission de Asis Indians began making adobe brick and, in 1778, work on the present church. They constructed and repaired mission buildings. They also began building forts and presidios to protect the entrance to the enormous Bay. Towns and pueblos were also started near the missions for settlers from Mexico. The Padres at the missions were very friendly offering visitors a place to stay. The padres hoped to convert the Indians and thought they should learn the Spanish Culture in order to be good Christians. It was new and exciting to many Indians so they joined the missions and worked very hard. However, not all Indians were happy so they ran away. Some rebelled and accused any one related to the missions of trespassing upon the land of their forefathers. For the many that stayed Mission Dolores had its share of sorrows. There were long periods of fog and damp- cold, unhealthy weather. Thousands of Indians died from diseases brought by the Spanish like measles and smallpox. Some died from the change in their diets. Through the years Mexican leaders wanted to get rid of anything connected with the Old Spanish Government and a civil commission was assigned to take over the mission in 1834. The land was divided among Indians, Californians, and New Mexican...

Find Another Essay On The History Of Mission San Francisco De Asis

The San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906.

1139 words - 5 pages , and 189 were reported elsewhere. In this connection a most serious loss to this city at this time was the injury and death of Dennis T. Sullivan, Chief of the Fire Department. His death added to the disorganization of the Fire Department at its most critical time.References:America Hurrah. San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 1906. Retrieved October 25, 2003 from http://americahurrah.com/Ellsworth, W.L., 1990, Earthquake history, 1769-1989

San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts

1406 words - 6 pages San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts was one of the finest buildings constructed for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. It was one of the most important symbols of the fair, situated near its center, at the end of the axis on which were located the Courts of the Four Seasons and of the Universe at the center, and the Court of Abundance, with the Machinery Palace framing the other

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm

1621 words - 6 pages San Francisco was a very opulent city during the 19th century due to the gold rush, the city was thriving and booming and more than 400,000 people residing in this area but the dynamics of this change when at 5:12 am April 1906.1 Powerful devastation ultimately gripped California in April 1906. The Great San Francisco Earthquake is number as one the most powerful devastation in the United Sates.2 On this despondent day many lives were taken

The 1906 San Francisco Fire and Earthquake

1717 words - 7 pages "Just after 5 A.M. on April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco toppling buildings, exploding gas mains, and trapping thousands of citizens beneath tons of stone, broken wood, and twisted metal. Herds of cattle stampeded madly through the streets. The air reverberated with the panicked screams of the doomed and dying." (Kurzman)To some, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire was

Francisco de Goya's Painting, The Third of May

1521 words - 6 pages Francisco de Goya's Painting, The Third of May Goya's painting has historical significance, as well as a social message that he wanted to send to generations to come. The painting The Third of May, by Francisco de Goya, was done in 1814 to commemorate the events of that took place during the Napoleonic Wars in Madrid, Spain on May 2 and 3 1808. The painting sets the scene of a man about to be killed by a firing squad. The bodies of

The Liberal Studies Major at San Francisco State University

870 words - 3 pages The Liberal Studies Major at San Francisco State University classes has been inspirational for me. In Spring 2009, I began my studies with the Communication and Speech 351. The class focuses was on Political Speeches by Famous Presidents and Civil Rights Leaders about the History of America. We wrote speeches sharing a small part of your life experiences with each. The lesson I learned in Biology 318 The Endangered Planet was the destruction

The Mission Of The Church Is Mission

1368 words - 5 pages The Mission of the Church is Mission However we look at the purpose of the Church in the world today we cannot avoid the fundamental truths that God created us to firstly have communion with Him; then to fellowship with others who have also come to believe in the saving work of Christ; and also to witness to the lost who live in our midst. These three things I believe are inseparable and I want to focus on the last point after making some

Francisco Franco: The Creation of a Dictator

1972 words - 8 pages In the year 1939 the formidable General Francisco Franco rose to power during a time of government and economic struggle in Spain. He contained an ability that he began to develop and strengthen, allowing him to easily and efficiently take control of a situation, all while growing into a natural, very influential leader. His striking tactics of manipulation and articulate speech were cultivated from a young age, transformed into what would

The Battle of San Jacinto

1658 words - 7 pages The Battle of San Jacinto was the most decisive engagement of the Texas Revolution. The battle pitted the two top commanders of the opposing forces, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna from the Mexican forces and General Sam Houston of the Texans. The Texans were outnumbered nearly two to one, following a gallant battle at the Alamo mission. With the retreat of the Texans the Texas government had to move its home base from Washington-on-the-Brazos to

The Battle of San Jacinto

3648 words - 15 pages The Battle of San Jacinto The Texas army marched all day and all night. On the morning of April 20, they reached the San Jacinto plain. Buffalo Bayou was on one side, a football field wide, and 30 feet deep—not wadeable. On the other side ran the San Jacinto River, and near the bottom of the dry land was a shallow mudhole known as Peggy's Lake. Beyond that was marshlands. And the thick forest was greatly positioned. [see battlefield

The Mission of Southwest Airlines

2050 words - 8 pages SOUTHWEST AIRLINES The Mission of Southwest Airlines The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. To Our Employees We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the

Similar Essays

Mission San Antonio De Padua Essay

1064 words - 4 pages town of Jolon next to a military base called Fort Hunter Liggett. Students from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo take classes at the mission and learn about the history of Spanish California. People from all over California come to visit the mission and see its artwork.MY OPINIONMission San Antonio de Padua is the most beautiful mission. I like how the mission looks. I think missions are an important part of California's

Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

965 words - 4 pages creek by the mission where children still play in the water like the used to a long time ago.MY OPINIONMission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a beautiful place. I think the Valley of the Bears is a great name for it. It is very sad that the Chumash Indians didn't get to have any of the land when the missions were sold to the Spaniards. The Missions are great for people to learn about California's history. I am glad that missions still exist today so

The San Francisco Earthquake Essay

787 words - 3 pages The San Francisco Earthquake Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco House destroyed by Loma Prieta earthquake A house in the mountains north of Santa Cruz, California, destroyed [IMAGE] Ground view of collapsed building, Marina District Fire following earthquake…. [IMAGE] The Earthquake eyewitness

The San Francisco Peaks Essay

1533 words - 6 pages In 1629, a group of Franciscans stationed at the village of Oraibi named the giant mountains they saw San Francisco, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi . Opinions over the use of the peaks by Native tribes and this new influx of culture are as far apart as the names they call the mountain itself. At over a mile high, the San Francisco Mountains tower over the predominantly Anglo town of Flagstaff to the south. The mountain range was actually