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colony

settlement that is ruled by a faraway goverment

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missions

religous settlements

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missionary

a person who teaches a religion to others

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expeditions

trips taken for the purpose of exploring

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Vitus Bering

sailed from northern Russia in search of the Northwest passage. He didn;t find, but discovered that N. America and Asia are separate continents.

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James Cook

first European to land on Vancouver Island

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Gasper dr Portola

led a group of soldiers, Indians and a priest to Alta California

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Junipero Serra

known as the Father of California Missions. Started the first mission in California. Started 9 missions which helped the new California colony grow

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What did the Missionaries try to do to the Indians

convert them to the Catholic religion. Also to teach them Spanish and Spanish ways of life

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Why did Spain start a colony in Alta california

kIng Carlos III feared that Russians might move south along the coast to Alta California

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What caused the overland journey to Alta California to be difficlult

because of wind patterns and and oceans currents. It made it difficult to stay on course.