Mission Santa Ysabel. In 1928 Father La Pointe, a Canadian missionary who had been at Santa Ysabel since 1903, began building a new mission there.

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Over the years he had acquired a lawyer's knowledge of Indian law. At his home he kept a copy of the Santa Ysabel patent, written in long-hand and signed by Benjamin Harrison in 1893.

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