Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Always Trembling With Fear of the Lash

"The Indians at the missions were very severely treated by the padres, often punished by fifty lashes on the bare back. Any disobedience or infraction of the rules, and then came the lash without mercy, the women the same as the men... We were always trembling with fear of the lash."
-dictated in 1890 by Lorenzo Asisara, born at Santa Cruz Mission in 1819.
From: Bad Indians
Picture from:SF Magazine

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