My Mission name is Mission San Gabriel Arcangel. My Mission got it's name after the Arcangel Gabriel and often referred to as "Godmother of the Pueblo of Los Angeles.
The Mission was built from 1791 to 1805. San Gabriel Arcangel is located east of Down Town Los Angeles.
The Tongva Indians lived and worked at Mission San Gabriel.
The Indians were mad so California came armed and showed them picture of the the Vrigin Mary. They praised her so they followed.
San Gabriel was built out of stone, cut brick and motor. While the other missions were built out of adobe.
Some of the bells were gifts to the mission. Bells could be used to warn of a raid by fires or floods.The mission had 6 bells. Calisphere rung the bells at the Mission San Gabriel.
It was built out of adobe, stone ,brick ,and motor. In the altar the padres changed their clothes and shoes , baptize , and put their religious things and Holy water. In the special room it was a room with a baptizing place.
Indian women did chores such as washing, sewing, and or grinding wheat. Many of these skilled task would be taught by Artesians from Mexico or Indians from mission in Baja California.
Padres had many responsibilities some were educators community, leaders, and planners along with supervisors!
The Indian men worked in gardens and orchards and they also cared for livestock. They also made adobe brick and tiles and a few other things.
The Indian children would keep birds out of the garden or small animals, or serving mass or other religious function.
Tallow vats were melted cow fat to make soap and candles. it was made out of lots of cow fat.
They made candles, soap, and they used the fat to cook with.
First the cow is killed then from their they would cut the fat off the cow once done they melt the fat afterwards you can use it to make soap or cooking along with candles.
The Indians at the mission would sell hide, tallow/wool, and textiles at that time, and the leather products were exported to Boston, South America, and Asia.
The tanning vats were deep pits in the ground, lined with adobe bricks. The tanning solution was made by pouring water through crushed oak bark, which released the tannic acid from the brick. More oak bark and water were added from time to time, to keep the solution active.
They would use the fur from the cow and blankets and carpets. They would use the leather from the cows and make chairs for the bottom and only the padres would get it for their backs.
The quarters looked plain and the most simplest. The room the padres slept was a section of the mission called the Convent. The Indians slept on the ground as they were mere slaves at the mission.
The kitchens that were indoors was often is smokey because of the fire inside while the Indian workers ate in the courtyard.
They had blacksmith workshop along with an area were they spin wool.
There were never great quantities of mental at the mission, but most of the missions had a blacksmith that did some work with iron.
First the woman spun the spinning wheel and looms which the women would weave clothes .
The buildings at the mission was built out of adobe (which is a type of brick.) They used the leather for leather jackets and shoes.