Indians at Mission San Diego de Alcalá c. 1900
Posted July 20, 2000
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Stubborn Californios, exploited and violent Indians, early life on the Presidio, why the name California, Coronado was a wedding gift
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Passive resistance to colonial rule
One group of neophytes at Mission San Diego refused to speak Spanish. Even when Fathers Fernando Martin and Jose Sanchez threatened punishment, the neophytes would not obey. The priests couldn’t understand “what reasons keep them from Spanish.”