short essay 6

“The first three chapter of Saints and Citizens elaborate on the Indigenous colonial history on California that began in 1769” (Haas, 2014, pg.11). Haas provides us with a historical view of Indigenous colonial history that maps out the numerous groups and their cultural practices. From San Diego region to the central coast that starts in Santa Barbara. In this week’s essay, examine the first three chapters and identity three different indigenous groups from southern California and discuss how colonialism changed their everyday life.

Books for the Class

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Beacon Press, 2014.

Lisbeth Haas. Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California. University of California Press, 2014.