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The Alamo In San Antonio Summary

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- The Alamo in San Antonio. - California was of no serious foreign threat. - 1769 Spanish missionaries led by Father Junipero Serra founded at San Diego the first of a chain of twenty-one missions that came up the coast as far as Sonoma, north of San Francisco Bay. - “mission Indians” did adopt Christianity, but they also lost contact with their native cultures and often lost their lives as well. - “Black Legend”- False concept held that the conquerors merely tortured and butchered the Indians, stole their gold, infected them with smallpox, and left little but misery behind. - Spanish did erect a colossal empire, sprawling from California and Florida to Tierra del Fuego. - Spanish would fuse with the Indians, as to the English would shun
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