A historical site and Californian mission, San Gabriel Arcángel is located in San Gabriel, California. It was the fourth of what would eventually number twenty-one Spanish missions in California, and it was erected by Spaniards of the Franciscan order on “The Feast of the Birth of Mary,” September 8, 1771. After the Archangel Gabriel, San Gabriel Arcángel is frequently referred to as the “Godmother of the Pueblo of Los Angeles.” Slaves from adjacent Tongva villages, like Yaanga, were reportedly used to build and manage the mission. The mission and the new pueblo fought over who would govern the Native American labor when the adjacent Pueblo de los ngeles was constructed in 1781.
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