The first Spanish and English explorers. There was a man who was a Spanish person. His name was Father Serra. His leader wanted him to make a settlement so England couldn't claim the land for themselves.
Father Serra found the Indians and tried to convince them to help make some missions. Some Indians said yes to help others didn't. The Indians lived there some mothers would kill their children because they thought life in the missions was way worse than living
Father Serra came with a bunch of people from Spain and made settlements... But not permanent ones.
The missions look somewhat like this. Some were churches and they would have graves to represent the people who built it and died.
The Indians would have small houses and in the mission would learn Spanish religion and to speak Spanish. One time the Russians came to hunt sea otter and decreased almost half the population of sea otters.
After that Spain was no longer in charge of us, it was Mexico. Father Serra was good but some of his country people were mean to other human lives.