Junipero Serra: A hero or a villain?

“He advocated continuously, closely, and at great risk for himself, for the Indians against the Spanish military,” says Gregory Orfalea, an instructor at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College and author of “Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California.” Unlike the Pilgrims in New England, who considered Native Americans subhuman, Serra “thought he was ministering to people of equal dignity,” Orfalea says. more

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