California Missions and Father Junipero Serra Archaeology professor Ruben Mendoza gives a tour of the Carmel Mission and talks about Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest of the Franciscan Order who founded the first nine missions in Spanish California.

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    California Missions and Father Junipero Serra

    Ruben Mendoza gave a tour of the Carmel Mission and talked about Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest of the Franciscan Order who founded the first nine missions in Spanish California. The missions were primarily designed to bring the Catholic faith to the indigenous community, but some argue they were used to suppress the native culture. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Monterey, California, from November 5-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the…