Daily Life and People
The people who lived at my mission were Chumash indians, soldiers, and the priests. The priests lived there to teach the religion and the indians lived there to work. At dawn, a bell would ring, signalling that church was about to begin. After church, the grown-ups would go work, and the children would go learn their new religion. They grew grapes, pears, peaches, and apples. They made candles, and wove. The Chumash adapted very well to the mission, although it took time to learn their religion. This is the daily life and people of Mission Santa Barbara.