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Please answer BOTH Questions not only summarize but analyze!
1. How would you characterize indigenous peoples in California prior to Spanish exploration and colonization? What were the similarities and differences between the native people?
How might these factors have played into how indigenous people would be affected (i.e. prepared/unprepared; resistant/compliant, etc.) by the landing of the Spanish?
2. What was the historical context for the Spanish settlement of California? (Historical context should include social, political and economic factors. In this case, consider what was happening both here in California as well as in Europe.)
Then explain the key features of "mission system" (what were the different components of each settlement and what was the function of each)?
Answer all components of both questions. Be sure to cite your sources are properly in your posting. For example, use (Starr, 22) as a parenthetical citation for a quote or summary of information on page 22 of the Starr textbook.
Use (First Californians par. 3) for information or quotes from the website---provide the paragraph in which you found the information instead of the page number.