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Chapter 3 Study Guide How did the Spanish exert control over the Indians? The Spanish exerted control by use of the encomienda, repartimiento, and rescate. What were the encomienda and repartimiento? Encomienda -Granted to influential Spaniards in New Mexico, gave these colonists the right to collect tribute from native peoples living on a specific piece of land. Repartimento -A mandatory draft on Indian labor for public projects, such as building forts, bridges, and roads. Laws stated that that native workers should be paid and limited the length of their service, but the Spanish often ignored this and compelled Indians to work on private estates. Rescate -Spaniards also acquired laborers by ransoming captives that Indian groups seized from one another. This practice was called Rescate, and it obliged rescued Indians to work for those who had paid their ransom. How did the Indians regard trade? Not simply as an economic activity but rather as one aspect of a broader alliance between peoples. If Europeans wished to trade with Indians, they had to prove their friendship by
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