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Mission Santa Barbara Report
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By Jalissa Ramirez
Mission info
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The Chumash lived close to the mission and they were willing to give up their rights to learn about mission tools and the Spaniard way of life.
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The Chumash had lived close to the mission so the people at the mission had lured them to work there.
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Mission Santa Barbara was made in 1787. The first mission church was made out of logs with tiled roof. The second building was made with adobe and with roof tiles. There was a a third building but was damaged in an earthquake.
this is Santa Barbra being built 
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The name of Mission Santa Barbara was founded by explorer Sebastion Vizaino in 1602 for the parton Saint of Marteners.
Mission Santa Barbara is located at 3201 Laguna st Santa Barbra California. It is close to the sea and it is the northern and southern mission.
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Bells and church
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The purpose of having bells was to remind the people that it could be time to go to the church, time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, time for work, or time to rest.
There was 8 bells in 1833 but later on they constructed11 bells.
The mission bells were gifted from the king of Spain one small another big.
The men at the mission rang the bell to inform the Indians for what time it is.
The mission rang the bells around 6 times a day.
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Behind the mission church was the padres room where they held stuff for the activities.
The padres room held holy water, bibles, and robes for the people. There was also many more items either for the padre or the mission people.
Inside the alter was large windows on the side and and a statue of Jesus. There was a table that held a bible and candle holders holding candles.
The church was made of logs with a thatched roof, it was soon required a replacement in 1789.
Jobs
The padres of Santa Barbara mission focused on what it was like to be a priest at Santa Barbara. Padres had many responsibilities beyond simply holding masses. They served as educators, community leaders, planners, and supervisors to many aspects of mission life.
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The women would take the wool from the sheep and make clothing or blankets, spin wool, wash clothes, and chew the leather from cow to make it soft.
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The men worked in the orchards and vegetable gardens, and cared for the livestock. They made adobe bricks and tiles, they used the blacksmiths to make the the horse shoes and tools.They did carpentry, made wine, and tanned the cowhide.
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Even children have jobs, they would keep birds or small animals out of the garden so they wouldn't mess up the crops. The young girls would also work at the weaving shop. They would pick out the thorns and trash out the wool. They also had to chew on the leather to make it soft like their parents. The would get the olives to make olive oil.
Tallow vats
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The process for tallow was that they first scraped the skin. They they were put out to dry. The corners of the hide were staked to the ground so the corners wouldn't curl up when dried. A few days later the hides were cured by soaking them for many hours in water with salt. They they spread out to dry again. When the hides were fully dried they really stiff. More salt was put on so it wouldn't rot, then it was folded in half with the hair side out. After they would be soaked in a concoction for three to four days. After they would use a knife to cutoff all the extra hair. The next step was you had to collect urine and the brains from the cow and make a concoction and spread in onto the skin, after the women and the children would shew the skin to make it soft. Lastly they put the skin into holes in the ground that the men made to dry.
Tanning process
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Tallow vats are large pieces of cow fat. Tallow, odorless, tasteless, white fat is the hard fat from kidneys. They made candles, soap, or used it for cooking.
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Hides and tallow trade developed in part to ease the exchanged and better meet that demanded for goods and services. The tanning could be used as the seat for the wooden chairs or as comforts for the beds.
Animals and crops
The irrigation systems were devised by the padres. The Indians had made the adobe clay pipes and had brought water over.
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Some of the many crops were wheat, barley, beans, peas, and corn.
The Indians who lived there had to work to keep the animals from eating
crops and water them.
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The first animals were sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, and oxen were brought over by the Spanish galleons.
The Indians that lived at the mission had to work to keep the the animals safe and to take care of them.
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The animals that lived near the mission were bobcats, mules, deer, black bear, California mice, chickens, cattle, pigs, oxen, sheep, goats, and cows.
They used cow to make carpets from their skin. They used cows for their meat, and they also sometimes traded them for either other animals or for items.
At the mission there was a weaving workshop and they would use the wool for weaving, clothing, and for blankets.
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