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hist250rr4 - Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading...

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Julie Gilbert HIST250, Sec 0101 Reading Response 4 September 29, 2008 Both the Spanish and the Native American peoples wrote accounts of the conquests in Latin America, and it is to be expected that they wrote from different perspectives. However, there was also a struggle between dominant and subordinate groups of natives and Spanish, so not all Spanish accounts are similar and not all native accounts are similar, either. The respective authors used different descriptions of religion and battles to appeal for their side of story. Natives formed alliances with certain groups of conquistadors, which also complicated viewpoints. Montezuma’s leadership was only respected by a certain group of natives. For example, The Tlaxcala had sided with the Spanish and therefore united with them in battle against Montezuma and his people. Because of this, the Tlaxcala accounts would tend to sound similar to those of the Spanish, and sound different from the accounts of the Mexica. Certain groups of natives
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course HIST 240 taught by Professor Lampe during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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