PADRO KINO AND THE TRAIL TO THE PACIFIC by Jack Steffan

PADRO KINO AND THE TRAIL TO THE PACIFIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This volume tells the story for young Catholic readers (ages 10-15) of the explorations and missionary endeavors of a Jesuit mathematician and cartographer in Lower California and the American Southwest in the seventeenth century. He had to contend with his own Spanish countrymen, who would have enslaved the Indians in the mines except for the Padre's efforts on behalf of their freedom. Dramatic conflict, colorful background material and exciting incidents are emphasized to interest, inform and inspire the young reader.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1960
Publisher: Kenedy