Eusebio Kino

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    and Jesuits were of the Spanish clergy. The mission that the Franciscans and Jesuits was to publicize and be the widespread religion that they would be controlled over. "Missionaries found it necessary to congregate seminomadic Indians into villages in order to Christianize and civilize them"( Weber 17). In many areas of the Southwest, Indians were ordained to live in these particular missionized areas where they were deliberately forced to work for hours on end in fields and workshops. The missions occurred in such places as: Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. By 1830, over 30,000 of the Natives from California were forced to work for missions. The Spanish missions that were conducted in Arizona involved this Jesuit named Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in an area called "Pimeria Alta" which was primarily located between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona. Throughout Sonora and areas of Arizona he discovered twenty different missions. The Spanish missions in California were of an idea to widespread religious and politics. The new settlers of California discovered many European plants, vegetables, and livestock. "Missionaries immediately began both the physical and spiritual conquest of the indigenous people..." ( De La Torre 367). The point of missionizing in California was to fundamentally focus on converting the "faith" of those from Catholicism, educating, and to humanize the indigenous new settlers. A huge mission of Franciscans was also set in Los Angeles, California that was…

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    In what are now the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, missions were founded to broadcast the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. The first missions in New Mexico were established by friars accompanying Oñate's expedition of 1598; during the next 100 years Franciscan priests founded more than 40 additional missions, most of them along the Rio Grande. Father Alonso de Benavides, directed the founding of 10 missions between 1625 and 1629 and thereafter promoted them easily…

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