Mini Essay #5.pdf - Professor Ramirez-Oropeza Chicana/o Studies 113 22 October 2019 Mini Essay#5 ​Churrigueresque When the Spanish arrived in Mexico

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Professor Ramirez-Oropeza Chicana/o Studies 113 22 October 2019 Mini Essay #5: Churrigueresque When the Spanish arrived in Mexico, the Indian people suffered greatly in all aspects of their lives. The Indians were forced into a life of poverty and were forced to endure tireless labor for the Spanish people. While the native Indian people never lived ornate lifestyles, the little belongings and wealth that they had were stripped away from them and taken by the Spanish. These Spanish colonists, on the other hand, greatly valued physical wealth, as it was seen as an indicator of social status. Therefore, these people lived ornate and lavish lifestyles at the expense of the native people. Hundreds of thousands of native people died in the development of the Spanish new world, yet the Spanish saw these people as dispensable. Ancient and historic Indian buildings were destroyed in order to create space for the elaborate Spanish temples and buildings. The Indian’s culture and framework was slowly being taken by the Spanish people,
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