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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios Marker
Inscription. In the early years, mission Indians lived in small detached houses called jacales. In 1755, eighty-four of these jacales lined "streets" in what is today the plaza. But after 1768, as conflicts with Apaches and Comanches increased, the mission was enclosed. Indians began living in rooms along the walls, similar to those seen today.

Mission Indians received rations of food and other necessities, but were responsible for preparing meals and performing household duties themselves.

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En los primeros años, los indios de las misiónes vivían en pequeños jacales. En 1755, ochenta y cuatro de estos jacales delineaban las « calles » en lo que es hoy la plaza. Pero después de 1768, al aumentar los conflictos con los apaches y comanches, la misión fue rodeada por una muralla. Los indios comenzaron a vivir en habitaciones construidas a lo largo de las murallas, similares a las que hoy se ven.

Los indios de la misiones recibían reciones de comida y otras necesidades pero eran responsables de preparar sus comidas y hacerse cargo de sus faenas caseras.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 29° 21.695′ N, 98° 28.862′ 
Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios and Marker
W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is inside the Mission San Jose compound, part of the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2202 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio TX 78210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San José / La Misión de San José (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rose Window / Ventana de Rosa (about 400 feet away); The Church / La iglesia (about 500 feet away); The Convento / El convento (about 500 feet away); The Mission Road / El Camino de las Misiones (about 500 feet away); San Antonio Missions / Las misiones de San Antonio (about 600 feet away); The Oge House (approx. 3.9 miles away); "Flower the Tower" (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios Marker
Mission San Jose chapel in distant background.
Drawing on Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Drawing on Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios
Drawing on Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. Drawing on Indian Quarters / Habitaciones de los Indios
Mission San Jose Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
6. Mission San Jose Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on August 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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