Francisco Garces, Spanish Franciscan

Garces converting Indians

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Francisco Garces
  • Birth: April 12, 1738, Morata de Jalón, Spain
  • Death: July 18, 1781, Fort Yuma, California, USA
  • Language: Spanish
  • Who he was: Pioneering Spanish Franciscan missionary and explorer of Sonora and Baja California, Mexico, and Arizona and California, USA. Left a Diary after being killed in an Indian uprising near present-day Yuma, Arizona.
  • Included in lists (What's This?): SW

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