Vocab: Encomienda, assimilate, acculturate, clerics,
What is an encomienda?
How, when and where did the system originate?
Why was the system easy to adapt to Mexico?
What does the author consider a “good purpose” for establishing encomienedas?
How did Indians assimilate?
How were encomenderos acting out a role they had seen others play in Spain?
How did Spain try to reform the encomienda system?
Why is Las Casas significant?
What did the New Laws change?
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