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1 Mission La Purisima de Conception By Jodie Stahl 4 th Grade Room 15 February 20, 2008

2 Mission La Purisima de Conception is located in Lompoc, CA 4 miles east of Lompoc Between Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo The_Mission_of_La_Purisima_Concepcio n.asfThe_Mission_of_La_Purisima_Concepcio n.asf

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4 The Chumash Indians are the Native American tribe that lives nearby Mexican American War Mexico’s independence Spain gave no more money Soldiers got no money Frustration Vengeance Beat Mission Santa Ines in 1824 La Purisima 1 month Indians took over mission Soldiers arrive (Monterey) 3 hr. battle (Indians lost) Indians left mission, except few in hiding Mission couldn’t function

5 Punishments For leaving mission especially at night For concubinage For theft Included: –Whippings –Shackles –Stocks –Locked up

6 Work 5 hours a day They made adobe bricks They wove cotton into cloth or wool into blankets Made their own shoes Enforced by the soldiers

7 Food At morning and night, they ate atole At midday, they ate pozole Ate corn Raised cattle During establishment, donations of cattle, sheep, goats, horses, burros, mules, pigs, corn, wheat, barley, peas, beans, root stock

8 Religion Catholicism under King of Spain Native Americans had shaman (holy man) –Healed people –Controlled weather Native Americans believed all things possessed power potentially

9 Clothing Per year –Men got 2 woolen breech clothes and suit of cotton cloth –Girls and women got gowns, skirts, and woolen blankets

10 Money & Trade The Native Americans traded the following things instead of having money: – soap – cigars – horses – cattle – hides – tallow

11 Disasters Earthquakes –1812 Santa Barbara Earthquake caused Severe damage Fissure still visible today in picture below –Heavy rains Devastation Relocated to “La Canada de los Berros”

12 Condition today 1934 restoration began By Civilian Conservation Corps Under Union Oil officials Had to be a historical monument Had to have enough land Historical information came from: –Archaeological digs –Clay dug from hillsides to make adobe bricks –A lot of hard work Currently has a new visitor center

13 Fun Facts Did you know this was the 11th mission founded? Did you know that the Roman Catholic Church had a rule that no mission could be within 7 miles from any city, but that Mission La Purisima was the exception to that rule? In 1806, 220 people (mostly Chumash Indians) died at the mission, primarily due to disease Did you know this mission currently has 1,928 acres? Did you know this mission originally had 300,000 acres!!??

14 Comprehension Questions What major religion was taught at Mission La Purisima? What was the cause of the revolt in 1824 at Mission La Purisima? What other Mission contributed to the cause of the revolt? Historical information we have today about the mission came primarily from what source? What 2 kinds of natural disasters have contributed to the mission’s need for restoration?

15 Works Cited La Purisima Mission CA Dept. of Ed. Wikipedia B3n B3n Native American sounds


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