SOURCE: Beacon Broadside
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Visitors to California missions don't usually notice the whipping posts. Serra is the one who began the practice of having Native Americans whipped.
The legacy of Father Serra, who was canonized last week, has been disputed by Native Americans who say he oppressed their forebears as he worked to convert them to Catholicism.
Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary, a moment of deep pride for Latinos but a source of controversy for many Native Americans.
by Steven W. Hackel
Serra may be remembered for whipping Indians, but the Pope hopes he'll serve to remind Americans of their Hispanic roots.
SOURCE: Tony Platt GoodToGo
by Tony Platt
A conversation with myself.
SOURCE: San Francisco Magazine
Only one consequence of l’affaire Serra is agreed upon by all parties as a positive: It has opened up discussion of a tragic chapter in California history, one of which even many educated people are ignorant.
Indian historians and authors blame Father Serra for the suppression of their culture and the premature deaths at the missions of thousands of their ancestors.
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