Island Dig



Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
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Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:24AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Let’s step back to life in California during the period known as Alta California. This is the time when Spanish settlement had begun with the founding of the first Missions and Presidios. The land was occupied by the native inhabitants, and on the Channel Islands and nearby mainland, these were the Chumash and Gabrielino. We will now DIG into the past and learn about the events that shaped California history ..

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:25AM PST (-0800 GMT)
IMPORTANT : remember to start each answer with the number of the Dig question you are answering so we can all understand your answer better. And be sure to include your first name and school name in the handle box too. Have fun !

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Dig question #1 – In what year was the first mission established in California, and where ? button or button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #2 – The Missions that influenced the history of the Channel Islands were La Purisima, Santa Ines, Santa Barbara and San Gabrielino. What years were these missions established ? Include the Mission name with each date you post. button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:27AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #3 – In 1812, there was a natural disaster that impacted on the Channel Islands Region. It so terrified the native residents of Santa Rosa Island that they chose to move to the mainland and many took refuge at the Missions. But this disaster also struck the Missions who were forced to rebuild. WHAT WAS THE DISASTER ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:31AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #4 – The Chumash lived on the northern Channel Islands, the Gabrielino on the southern Channel Islands. The Chumash became residents and workers at which three northern missions, and the Gabrielino at which southern mission ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #5 – What did the Indians and Spanish call the Mission at Santa Barbara ? And what did the names mean ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:32AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #6 – One of the men who helped build Mission Santa Ines had served with a famous pirate. Who was the man, what did he do at the Mission, and what was the pirate’s name ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #7 – When Mission San Gabriel was founded, the Padres were threatened by the Native Tongva living in the area who feared them. What did the priests do that stopped the attack from happening ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:33AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #8 – When the Lone Woman of San Nicolas was first taken on a ship – and then jumped overboard to swim back to the island – who from Mission San Gabriel sent the ship to rescue the people from the Island ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #9 – There was a famous Indian rebellion at Mission Santa Ines in 1824. What happened that provoked the Indians to rebel ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:34AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #10 – What types of Artisans came to California to help build the Missions and often remained to do daily tasks needed to keep the Missions functioning ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #11 – Guadalupe Vallejo lived in Alta California and wrote of life during this period. Read the 1890 text here about his life … spend a little time going over it. Then find the answer to the following questions : By 1790, how many Native Californians were working at the Missions ? And how many Jesuit Fathers were present running the Missions ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:35AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Dig question #12 – By 1800 – how much livestock did the Missions own ? And who were they responsible for feeding ? button

Your Camp Guides: . . . . Tue, Jan 8, 7:39AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Thanks you for joining us for this Channel Islands Region Mission DIG !!

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