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By Elias Castillo

A pass of Thorns demanding situations this mythologized heritage and offers the evidence of the Spanish career of California, describing the darkish and harsh fact of project lifestyles. starting in 1769, California Indians have been en­ticed into the missions, the place they and their descendents have been imprisoned for 60 years of compelled exertions and day-by-day beatings. The chilling depictions of colonial cruelty in A move of Thorns are in line with little identified church and Spanish executive documents and letters written via the founding father of California’s undertaking, Friar Junipero Serra (who advo­cated the whipping of challenge Indians as a typical policy), and released first-hand bills of 18th and nineteenth century travelers.

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