Maria Ines

Maria Ines Download Maria Ines Anne Schroeder An Indian Girl Born Under Padre Serra S Cross At Mission San Miguel De Arcangel Witnesses The Political Intrigue And Greed Of Spanish, Mexican And Yanqui Invaders Who Plunder California, Destroying Everything She Loves A Refugee In Her Own Land During The Time Of The Troubles, Maria Ines Struggles To Survive While She Reclaims Her Family, Her Faith And Her Ancestral Identity A Moving Must Read For Fans Of The Old West And Of Native Americans Legendary History. Few people, even those familiar with western America, will know the Salinan people They were among a considerable number of tribes that were forced to live at the California missions, forced to give up the old ways and adopt an alien lifestyle, including worshiping the invaders god Over time, the Indians living at the missions virtually lost their tribal identities and became simply Mission Indians.Anne Schroeder has written a thoughtful, wrenching story of Maria In s, raised in the Missions, devoted to her padres and their god Her only attachment to the old ways is the occasional appearance of a departed Grandmother, who counsels and comforts her The story of alienation and loss, experience by Indian tribes throughout early American history, is doubly tragic here since most Indian people who were forced to live at the Missions, like Maria In s, embraced the invaders culture without being accepted into that culture.Most Mission Indians were reasonably content with their lot until secularization under a newly independent Mexico changed everything Padres became parish priests, and mission lands were distributed and sold Maria and other
Ann Schroeder s latest novel, Maria In s, is rich in the history on one woman s quest for survival and of the Salinan people In 1818, Maria In s was born in the California s Mission San Miguel de Arc ngel Maria struggles with hostile transgressions to her faith, womanhood, and culture by the Mexican invaders, Readers follow Maria s life through harrowing and u
Maria Ines is a historical novel about a Salinan Mission Indian woman who fights to regain her family, her faith and her safety during the Time of the Troubles that follows the Spanish, Mexican and American conquests of her native California Her s
As I read Mari Inez, the well researched details made the real world disappear My intrigue grew as the story of the Salinan people unfolded I was entranced by the glimpses of brutal history as Maria Inez struggled to sur
This book touched me because of the time period it covered, a time when the Spanish came to California and set up the mission system They brought in cattle that destroyed the local habitat, thereby forcing in the surrounding Yokut tribes in the cause of saving their souls, but turning them into slaves to perform the work of the missions Abused by the Spanish soldiers who left many of the women diseased, their treatment by the padres was only slightly better This was the world into which Maria In s was born In her lifetime she sees the change as Alta California changes from Spanish rule to Mexican rule, the missions desecularized, casting Spanish soldiers, Catholic priests and Yokuts into chaos Then, came the Americans after the Mexican American War Through it all, the Yokuts lost the most of all.I could tell quite a bit of research went into this book It covered so many of the dramatic ch
Maria Inez is a Salinan Indian woman born in the Mission San Miguel in 1818 Her people are live in laborers for the Mission s upkeep and grounds Very few people who live there, or visit, are compassionate towards them, including the Spanish, the Mexicans, and even other tribes Mostly they are looked down on and abused Some of the Padres try to intervene on their behalf, but most are ineffective in improving their lives, and yet many of the Indians love God and call out to Him for deliverance Anne Schroeder s writing is pure, simple and true, but the truth it holds is hard to read Even though this is a fictionalized account, Maria Inez s story socks you in the gut because this really happened during the settling of California when the Missions were built I was first introduced to Maria Inez in Anne s novel Cholama Moon, when Maria is older and no longer living at the Mission, but even with that insight to her later life, I still cried w
Maria Ines, by author Anne Schroeder, is a gripping novel set in the first half of the 19th century The reader follows the life of little Maria Ines from infancy to age ten, when she is taken from her mother to grow up in a monijerio then into adulthood where she is in a continuous struggle to survive This is a well researched tale about the Salinan Indian experience during a time when missions were being destroyed, the gold rush was starting and California was on a path towards statehood The landscape, characters and manners of speech drew me right into the center of almost incomprehensible changes the Salinan indians are facing The time period, the variety of characters, and the landscape demonstrates both Schroeder s research and her skill for turning a history lesson into a great read I thought I knew the history of the mission life during this era but I was wrong And while I w
To read the story of Maria Ines is to find yourself transported two centuries back in American history by Anne Schroeder s skillful use of authentic, impeccably researched detail and her exquisite empathy for the Indian people You ll share the heartache of a proud culture caught in the power struggle between M
Beautifully written and researched Great for anyone who loves history.

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  • Hardcover
  • Maria Ines
  • Anne Schroeder
  • 07 April 2017
  • 9781432832773