After Columbus Spain in the Americas

After Columbus - Jan 28 2010 After Columbus Spain in the Americas 1 Governor of the Indies a Columbus also saw himself as a governor which was a

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Jan. 28, 2010 After Columbus: Spain in the Americas 1) Governor of the Indies a) Columbus also saw himself as a governor which was a high authority man with a lot of control over the people. 2) Hispaniola: Capital of New Spain a) Had the biggest impact in the shortest time b) Where disease first started to kill both Tainos and Spaniards a like because of insignificant supplies. i) Deadly for both Spaniards and Tainos alike ii) 2/3 colonists died between 1493-1504 iii) Worse for Taino: (1) 1492: ca300,000+ people? (2) 1510: ca 33,000 3) Further “discovery” a) Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba i) First because of their closeness to Hispaniola b) North America: Juan Ponce de Leon i) “pasqua florida”: 1513 ii) Example of the Spanish effort to go into North America iii) These where failures: no gold, quick wealth, naïve people who could fight and defend, no empire to conquer iv) Ponce de Leon was killed by a poisoned arrow from the Florida Indians c) Yucatan: Maya d) Difficult to penetrate the mainland
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HIST 1234 taught by Professor Paskoff during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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After Columbus - Jan 28 2010 After Columbus Spain in the Americas 1 Governor of the Indies a Columbus also saw himself as a governor which was a

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