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3 Responses to “Slanderous Accusations About Serra y Los Indios”
So, another revision of revisionist history.
Thanks John. I like your bringing up the generational impossibility of being the granddaughter of a late 18th century native American.
A very interesting read. Love to read John’s articles.
Thanks for the history lesson, John. I’ve got to take your word concerning the ” Peroue Papers” and the so-called “scientific” study by that team of Frenchmen who didn’t include the most elementary and basic descriptions of the indigenous people, local environment (as you mentioned above) and their typical abode.
Even Columbus had detailed entries about the indigenous peoples he first encountered upon setting foot in this hemisphere.
Glad you started off in the first paragraph about the anti-Catholic and KKK efforts to discredit that particular religion and it’s parishioners, distorting genuine facts about anything good the Catholic Church did or Catholics in general.
Still, the Spanish priests were sometimes harsh and even cruel to “Mission Indians” who ventured too far from the mission area, or who preferred not to convert to Christianity but to keep their own religion intact.
Overall, you bring in expert testimony about the charlatan’s who had chronicled the events of the day not as they may have been, but with a certain (Protestant) bias against Serra.
On KSBW news tonight, it was reported that Pope Francis may come to this area later in 2015 to canonize Father Junipero Serra.
Anyway, your “Local Secrets” stories are always informative and quite interesting.
Thanks so much for sharing this bit of local history.