What Happened to the Serrano?
As more and more settlers came to live in Southern California, the Native Amercians who lived here were displaced from their homes, and made to move elsewhere. There were several waves of immigration into this area, beginning with the arrival of the Spanish, and later with the Mormon settlers.
1. Visit the following websites, and research the ways that different groups of settlers changed the way of life for the Serrano Indians. For each group of settlers answer the following questions:
You may record the information you have found on this worksheet.
An Introduction to California's Native People
Yesterdays Rancho San Bernardino
History of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
2. Make a timeline of the history of the San Manuel Indians. Be sure to include the Spanish settlement, the Mormon settlement, and the establishment of the St. Boniface and of Sherman Indian School.
3. Write a short paragraph for each point on your timeline. Answer the following questions about how life changed for the Serrano:
Make sure that your paragraph has a topic sentence and four supporting sentences.