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Published by Published by The Indian Historian Press for the American Indian Historical Society in [San Francisco] .
Written in English



  • California,
  • California.


  • Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784.,
  • Catholic Church -- Missions -- California -- History.,
  • Indians of North America -- California -- History.,
  • Indians of North America -- Missions -- California.,
  • Indians, Treatment of -- California.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementRupert Costo, Jeannette Henry Costo, editors.
ContributionsCosto, Rupert., Costo, Jeannette Henry.
LC ClassificationsE78.C15 M63 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 233 p. :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1651528M
LC Control Number91210050

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