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24 Beyond the mission buildings there were fields of wheat and corn crops, orchards of fruit trees, olive groves, flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and horses. There were barracks for the soldiers who guarded the missions. The soldiers split their time between the presidios (forts built to guard against attacks) that were located nearby and keeping watch over the missions themselves. If there was trouble with the Indians working at the missions, the soldiers would administer whippings.

Choose another person to play the mother. The rest of the people play the mother’s children. 3. All of the children stand close to the mother. La Vieja Inez stands far enough away so that the mother can whisper to the children without being overheard. The mother whispers the name of a different color to each of the children. 4. ” 5. The child whose color is called then races La Vieja Inez to get to the base. If the child gets to the base first, he or she is allowed to return to Mother and is given the name of a 53 new color.

Their locations were carefully planned to be a day’s horseback ride apart from each other. In addition, they were all built near the sea so that they could easily send and receive goods. Although it was less restrictive than it had been before the Native American uprising, life on the missions continued to be very hard for the Native Americans. The European diseases that had killed so many natives continued to take their toll. The Native Americans continued to be overworked and underfed, and many were abused by the soldiers.

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