Mission Santa Ines

Thalia Rosas 2016

Mission History

September 17,1804 is the date that was dedicated. It was the 19th of the 21 missions. This mission was built by the Chumash. The priest Father Estevan Tapis was the founder of the mission. In the mission several of families lived in there. Two of the most important dates in the mission was January 21, and independents day. The location for Santa Ines is Northern Santa Barbara County.

Daily Life at the Mission

Eastern coastal Chumash lived in the mission. Some of the jobs there were working in the fields, workshop, weaving, and friers. The people that did some of the jobs are men, women, children. They harvested 121,000 bushels of the wheat, barley, corn, beans, peas, lentils, garbanzos, and habas. There was not a school for the children. There was a church but it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. The Indians had free time to play games, gambling, and other things. In the daily schedule the prayers and the 27 Christian families sat down for breakfast and drank hot chocolate and ate atole. In the evening they went to sleep at 8:00 p.m.


Books:Ching, Jaqueline, mission Santa Ines published in 2000

Websites:http:\\www.missionscalifornia.com and http:\\ missionsantaines.org

Mission Today

The mission is open today. There is a church today with services for people. The mission does have a museum as well.