Do the missions tell you much about the California Indians when you visit?
Do the missions tell you much about the California
Indians when you visit?
Most of the missions honor the Native Americans in several ways. They have a memorial in the mission cemetery. The mission gift shop includes books on the local Indians. The mission museum feature baskets, tools, and other artifacts. Some missions, like San Juan Caistrano, has a diorama featuring the conversion and daily life of the neophytes.
One of the most extensive displays on the California Indians is at the San Luis Obispo museum. In addition to an impressive collection of arrowheads, stone implements and educational material on the various Indian tribes, a section of the museum is devoted to murals depicting Indian life and cave art.