Saint Serra: Vandalism & Genocide

October 25, 2015

On September 23, the day the Pope declared Junípero Serra a saint, between 20 and 30 people, mostly Native Americans, gathered in the Carmel Mission cemetery to pay respect to Serra’s victims.

The Mission cemetery is small and picturesque; a handful of “Indian Graves” marked by crude wooden crosses and lined with abalone shells. This is all for show.

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In reality, there are no individual graves here. This is a mass grave and the soil under foot is rich with human bone fragments. Read the rest of this entry »


Feast of Lanterns

July 29, 2012

Nothing recalls Pacific Grove’s origins as a Methodist summer camp quite like the Feast of Lanterns …

Crowd watching belly dancers perform on Lovers Point Pier Read the rest of this entry »