Mission San Rafael Arcangel

People and Daily life

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All of the people who lived at the mission had jobs. The California Indians did the farmwork and built buildings. the Spanish Priests taught the Spanish religion, language, culture and farming tecniques. The Soldiers protected the missions, pueblos and presidios. At sunrise, the bell rang to signal that the services were starting and everyone went to church. Then, they started thier work.

There was fruit trees and crop and the indians that lived in the region were Costanoan and the Miwok. But the indians didn't adapt so well to mission life because it was a difficult  switch from hunter-gatherers to learning about agriculture but they finally got used to it. Their daily life had a good schedule and the Indians were well cared for.