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    One reason for this was the enforcement of Spanish rule, and the dependency the conquest had on the Native peoples; Restall explains that “Spanish settlers depended upon native communities to build and sustain their colonies with tribute, produce and labor” (128). Being a conquistador meant striving to receive an encomienda, “a grant of native tribute and labor” - and this was the ultimate form of slavery for the Indigenous peoples. Furthermore, the second reason for the exploitation of the very victims of the Conquest was the need for survival; as Restall writes, “[Native peoples] tenaciously sought ways to continue local ways of life and improve the quality of life even in the face of colonial changes and challenges” (129). While it was common for Native peoples to demonstrate extreme resistance to the Spaniards when immediately encountered, there were other kinds of defensive strategies. One type of defensive strategy was done through the adaptation of Spanish culture as a way to ‘cover’ and preserve their original…

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    The letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both describe the same event but from different perspectives. In an essay of approximately 600 words, compare and contrast these two documents. You could examine the history portrayed in the documents, different perspectives, language, tone, etc. Be sure to quote directly from the text and cite appropriately. To begin with, the letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both are describing the same event. The only difference is the…

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    Francisco Pizarro was born in 1476 to a lower class family. His father, Captain Gonzalo Pizarro, was a poor farmer while his mother, Francisca Gonzalez, came from a simpler home. At a young age, Francisco tended to his father’s swineherd, and grew up without learning how to read. Born in Trujillo, Spain, Pizarro grew up in areas riddled with poverty. Whilst in his mid-thirties, Francisco herd of the riches of the New World and sought to be go find them. In 1510, Francisco Pizarro left Spain with…

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    Francisco Pizarro was born in 1474 in Trujillo, Spain. He died in 1541. Pizarro represented the country of Spain. He explored from 1510-1541. Pizarro was a Spanish conquistador. His goal was to explore, conquer, and accumulate wealth in the New World for Spain. Pizarro came from a poor family. He didn’t receive a good education, and he never learned to read or write. He began working at a young age as a swineherd. This is someone who raises and takes care of pigs. As a teenager Pizarro…

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    were able to cut off the Spanish supply line to the coast and forced them to send for help as they barricaded themselves in the ruins of the ancient city of Chichén Itzá. Months passed, but no reinforcements came to the aid of the trapped Spaniards. Montejo the Younger attempted an all out assault against the Maya to break their siege and lost 150 of his few remaining forces. He was forced to abandon the city of Chichén Itzá under cover of darkness in 1534. By the year 1535, Montejo was…

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    In Song of the Hummingbird, the book describes the story of an indigenous woman named Huitzitzilin who explains her story to a Spanish monk. The Spanish monk finds her story to be fascinating because it is not what he was taught back in Spain. He sympathizes with her and begins to see the conquest through her perspective. She details the events that her people endured at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors. The text is organized by chapters as Huitzitzilin reiterates her story to…

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    Introduction: The people that we are going to call to the stand will defend Francisco Pizarro and will prove that he is not guilty of second degree murder or anything he was accused of. The first person we are going to call to the stand are. Diego Almagro we are calling him to the stand because Francisco teamed up with him to go on voyages and Diego seen a lot of what was going on. And King Charles we wanted to call him to the stand because he was the one that let Francisco go on the expedition…

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    Etruscan Conquistadors

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    The beginning It all started when the Romans overthrew the Etruscan conquistadors in 509 B.C.E. The Etruscans had controlled Romans for hundreds of years. Once free the Romans made a republic, a government, where the citizens elected representatives to debate on their behalf. Citizen After the Romans broke free of the Etruscans, then made a republic and all men over 15 who were from the original tribes of Rome became citizens. Citizens of Rome perceived themselves from slaves and non-citizens…

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    Conquistadors were explorers of the Spanish Empire. From the 15th century to the 18th century conquistadors traveled across Europe to the Americas, Asia and much of Africa. They colonized much of the world for Europe in the 16th - 18th centuries. After Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492 and the first circumnavigation of the world by Juan Sebastian Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, expeditions led by conquistadors in the 16th century established trading routes linking…

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    Contrary to what the infamous Black Legend says, the Spanish conquistadors were not reckless murderers without direction. They had a purpose: colonization. They needed to employ these vicious tactics in order to efficiently fulfill this purpose. The Spanish conquistadors were trailblazers in the most literal sense of the term; for instance, explorer Hernando de Soto and his soldiers tortured, raped, enslaved, and killed countless Indians, destroying almost everything in their path (Mann 6).…

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