1. Introduction -- 2. The historical record -- 3. The archaeological record -- 4. Mission architecture -- 5. Investigations at related sites -- 6. Mission material culture -- 7. Mission foodways : the faunal collection -- 8. Conclusions.
"With written historical records scare for Espiritu Santo, Tamra Walter relies heavily on material culture recovered at this site through a series of recent archaeological investigations to present a compelling portrait of the Franciscan mission system. By examining findings from the entire mission site, including the compound, irrigation system, quarry, and kiln, she focuses on questions that are rarely, if ever, answered through historical records alone: What was daily life at the mission like? What effect did the mission routine have on the traditional lifeways of the mission Indians? How were both the Indian and the colonizers changed by their frontier experiences, and what does this say about the missionization process?"--BOOK JACKET.