Carta a Fray Junípero Serra sobre el estado de las misiones de Alta California
Letter to Fray Junípero Serra on the state of the Alta California missions
Fray Francisco Palou a Fray Junípero Serra
Letter from Fray Francisco Palou to Fray Junípero Serra giving a detailed report on his and other friars' travel and arrival to California's missions, noting the cargo that arrived at the same time and its distribution to the nearby missions. The friar discusses the state of the settlements and its friars, suggesting tensions with Dominican friars in the area. Fray Palou makes references to other letters he has received from other friars, including Frays Cambon and Campa. He also relays information about individual Spanish soldiers and Indigenous people, making note of some tense interactions between the two groups. Towards the end, Fray Palou describes his daily interactions with Indigenous people in the missions and in rancherias, including their religious indoctrination and provision of sustenance.
Palóu, Francisco, 1723-1789 (author) and Stephens, William B., -1937 (collector)
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Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin