Barracks - Cuartel
The living quarters for the soldiers shown above included an
area for eating.
A squad of between 5-7 Leather Jacket Soldiers maintained order
and protected the mission from outside threats. The Soldados
de Cuera wore protective coats made from animal hides. Their
equipment included lances, swords, flintlock muskets and rawhide
Each California mission was managed by two Franciscan padres.
One oversaw the administration and business affairs, while the
other handled spiritual matters.
colonnades give the mission inhabitants needed shade from the midday
dwelling provided a sturdy and traditional indian shelter.
view of the inside of a Tule dwelling shows how the dwelling was
Unlike the Europeans, the Chumash Indians enjoyed bathing.The mission
lavanderia provided a clothes washing and bathing area for the residents
of the Indian Apartments and Tule Village.