- from Mexican Settlement and Rule
750L - 890L
For the California Indians who moved from a mission to a rancho, life was much the same.
Like their homes on the missions, living quarters on the ranchos were crowded and dirty. And as before, workers weren’t allowed to leave. They lived forever in debt to the Californios who had brought them in. California Indians provided the majority of the labor. They herded cattle, tended gardens, and harvested crops.