oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Native negotiations of missionary practices in Alta California
|Article Title||Native negotiations of missionary practices in Alta California|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA, USA|
|Publication Date||Nov 2004|
|Pages||380 - 393|
|Keyword(s)||""Civilizing"" influence, Christian emissaries, Enculturation programme, Euro-American cultural practices, Gentile Indians Agrarian communities, Neophyte villages, Roman Catholic orders, Russian Orthodox priests and Transformations in cultural practices|
This paper considers how California Indians negotiated the enculturation programme of the Franciscan missions of Alta California (1769-1830s). With the founding of 21 missions in southern and central California, missionaries subjected coastal hunter and gatherers to an explicit indoctrination programme designed to convert them to the Catholic faith and to civilize them in the ways of Spanish peasants.
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