California Missions Trail

Allison Herrera's family near Toro Creek

In California, Salinan Indians Are Trying To Reclaim Their Culture And Land

I grew up in San Luis Obispo, a small town about 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in central California. …

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map of indigenous lands

Aboriginal Pathways and Trading Routes Were California’s First Highways

On July 16, 1769, the Spanish Franciscan friar Junipero Serra planted a cross and founded the Mission San Diego near the …

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