La Noche Triste

Court cases resulted the indigenous people learned to

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Unformatted text preview: /years after the fall of Tenochtitlan: Cortes + allies send out expeditions to negotiate alliance (subordination for Spanish) with the Turascans. People saw the impact of smallpox and the defeat of the Aztecs, accepted alliance with the Spanish. Spanish saw it as subordination. Baptism: seen by the Spanish as a conversion, submission to the Crown. Indians saw it as an acceptance of the Spanish presence, accepted God as a co- equal deity. Multiple deities AND material sacrifice vs. non- material sacrifice single deity. Both have sacrifice as central tenets, but the Catholics don’t ask you to die. In the decades after 1521, the key institution by which Europeans imagined they ruled Mesoamerica was the encomienda. Conquering Spaniards were allotted an indigenous lord and their people. They gained the r...
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