This award-winning history explores eighteenth-century San Antonio de Béxar, a struggling settlement on the periphery of Spain's North American frontier that eventually developed into modern San Antonio, Texas.
The Impact of the Mission System on California Indians
By Robert JacksonEdward Castillo
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-1753-7 August 1996
This ethnohistory examines Indian life in the twenty-one missions Franciscans established in Alta California. In describing how the missions functioned between 1769 and 1848, the authors draw on previously unused sources to analyze change and continuity in Indian material culture and religious practices.