Discuss how Jean Francois De La Perouse described life in Alta California (he calls it “New California”). How does he describe the Spanish, the Natives of California, the priests, and the mission system? What does he say about them? Does De La Perouse seem conflicted in his observations? Be sure to support your arguments by adding direct evidence from the reading.
this essay is based on the book, Life in a California mission: the journals of Jean Francois De La Perouse