1. Black Legend:
Myth of Spanish violence and cruelty towards Aztecs/Incas by Spanish Conquistadores.
Aztecs as the noble savage- innocent and childlike victims of Spanish crimes.
Ecological Eden- noble savages lived in harmony with nature. Sustainable
a. Early Franciscan missionaries wanted to recreate the early Church (free from corruption)
in the Americas to bring the Second Coming
b. Indians can be better Christians, better Church. Response to Protestant Reformation.
c. 12 friars to Y
Final Exam Study Guide
Please be prepared to write a paragraph defining and explaining the historical
significance of each of the terms, names, and phrases below. Your paragraphs should reflect
your mastery of assigned texts, as well as mater