The skeletal remains of about 15 people, presumably American Indians from the Spanish colonial period, were uncovered at Mission San Juan during renovation work at the South Side landmark this year. Father Jim Galvin shows Mission San Juan Capistrano church which is under renovation Sunday Sep. 5, 2011. Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, Edward A. Ornelas/Express-News / © SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (NFS)

The skeletal remains of about 15 people, presumably American Indians from the Spanish colonial period, were uncovered at Mission San Juan during renovation work at the South Side landmark this year. Father Jim Galvin shows Mission San Juan Capistrano church which is under renovation Sunday Sep. 5, 2011. Photo: EDWARD A. ORNELAS, Edward A. Ornelas/Express-News / © SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (NFS)

Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA where people come to greet the return of the Swallows each Spring....

Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA where people come to greet the return of the Swallows each Spring....

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo encountered Kumeyaay people - much like this reenactor - when he arrived here.  Today, their contemporary descendants still live in San Diego County.    see, also: http://sites.google.com/site/kumeyaayindians/kumeyaay-pages/clothing-and-appearance-of-women

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo encountered Kumeyaay people - much like this reenactor - when he arrived here. Today, their contemporary descendants still live in San Diego County. see, also: http://sites.google.com/site/kumeyaayindians/kumeyaay-pages/clothing-and-appearance-of-women

The California wine industry really grew at  Mission San Gabriel "Archangel", California. This mission had the most successful and largest vineyards of all.

The California wine industry really grew at Mission San Gabriel "Archangel", California. This mission had the most successful and largest vineyards of all.

Photograph of Luiseno woman, 1927-1936. Handwritten caption on verso: SHELLING CORN ON METATE/ LUISENA/ S. CALIF./ (WHO?). Subjects: portraits, California Indians, Luiseno, Pala Reservation, women, food preparation, corn

Photograph of Luiseno woman, 1927-1936. Handwritten caption on verso: SHELLING CORN ON METATE/ LUISENA/ S. CALIF./ (WHO?). Subjects: portraits, California Indians, Luiseno, Pala Reservation, women, food preparation, corn

Histerical Sisters - California History in a Nutshell - 5 weeks for all the CA history standards for 4th grade. $50 per student for the class $25 for the syllabus. Fall 2012

Histerical Sisters - California History in a Nutshell - 5 weeks for all the CA history standards for 4th grade. $50 per student for the class $25 for the syllabus. Fall 2012

#74 Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County is known as the 'Jewel of the Missions'. Founded in 1775, it was the 7th of the 21 California Missions. Its main purpose was to teach and convert the Native Americans to the new Spanish way of life. At its peak in the early 19th century, the mission was home to 1,000 people. #mission #orangecounty #sanjuancapistrano

#74 Mission San Juan Capistrano

#74 Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County is known as the 'Jewel of the Missions'. Founded in 1775, it was the 7th of the 21 California Missions. Its main purpose was to teach and convert the Native Americans to the new Spanish way of life. At its peak in the early 19th century, the mission was home to 1,000 people. #mission #orangecounty #sanjuancapistrano

San Clemente natives have a long history in what is now Southern Orange County.

San Clemente natives have a long history in what is now Southern Orange County.

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