WH9: Encomiendas

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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