Native Californians and Christianity
Before Europeans, California was inhabited by many native tribes. Each tribe had its own set of religious beliefs. Then, missionaries from south of California (and originally from Europe) brought the religion of Christianity.
Christian Clothes in the Field
Notice the skirt
Depiction of Natives
The missionaries often described natives as savages.
Missionary as Hero
Bringing Christianity was a major goal of European colonialism.
Land was taken from natives to build missions all across California.