Soledad was established in a remote region about 30 miles southeast of Monterey. It was a "hardship" post which suffered high missionary turnover. There were relatively few Native Americans who lived in the immediate vicinity. Mission records show that the following people were brought into Mission Soledad: Yokuts, Esselen and Salinan as well as natives of the Cholan triblet of the Coastanoan language family.[fn]For information on the natives who lived at this mission see: "Esselen" pp 496-499 and "Salinan" pp.