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Life in a California mission: Monterey in 1786: the journals of Jean…

by Jean-François de La Pérouse

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In the 17th century, Spain and the Roman Catholic Church established the network of missions along the coast of California. The French explorer, Jean Francois de la Perouse visited Monterey in 1786, and found that the mission fathers treated Indians like the Negro slaves were treated in the plantations of the French West Indies which he had also visited.
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On the afternoon of September 14, 1786, two French ships appeared off the coast of Monterey, the first foreign vessels to visit Spain's California colonies. Aboard was a party of eminent scientists, navigators, cartographers, illustrators, and physicians.

For the next ten days the commander of this expedition, Jean Francois de La Perouse, the commander of this expedition, took detailed notes on the life and character of the area: its abundant wildlife, the labors of soldiers and monks, and the customs of Indians recently drawn into the mission. These observations provide a startling portrait of California two centuries ago.

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