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REVOLT OF 1775: About 600 Kumeyaay from 15 villages attacked Mission San Diego, burning it to the ground and killing Father Luís Jayme ​— ​shown in graphic detail ​— ​plus a carpenter and a blacksmith. Serra would successfully fight to protect ringleaders from execution, but for military authorities ​— ​already dubious about the vulnerability of the missions ​— ​it was a breaking point. Serra himself was strikingly more cantankerous and sour afterward.

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