Mission Santa Barbara
Mission Santa Barbara felt coherent. Maybe it's the result of having been been continuously occupied. Or maybe it is just the nice consistent font on the signs.
It seems thoughtfully curated. It was a nice start to a foggy day.
At this museum the Chumash have names. And their artistic accomplishments are noted with names when available.
|Work of Chumash artisans|
|By Paciaro Guiljahichet, Chumash stone|
|It said "please touch".|
When the Chumash uprising at the three missions was described at Santa Barbara the flogging that started it was described as "severe". A small difference but it says a lot to me.
Prokhor Yegorov, a Russian fled with the Chumash after the uprising. The Russians were settling in northern California so were natural rivals with the Spanish. As the sign said "it is intriguing to consider whether Yegorov was a Fort Ross deserter or a Russian agent." Yet another Western movie that needs to be made.