The same hostilities were found in New Mexico, Naranjo a priest led a revolt against the Spanish colonists. The natives secretly planned an attack against the Spanish, to their misfortune the secret of their attack was out and impulsively carried out an attack. Spanish priests, women and children were killed, the governor was their next target but he escaped with his life. Under the orders of Naranjo the natives burned the Spanish churches and everything that pertained to Christianity, even seizing cultivated lands of the Spanish back as their own. The natives were tired of the Spanish rule over them and sought to drive out the inhabitants and their faith to restore their religion and way of life once more.
In the late 1400's, conquistadors started their first voyages to the “New World”. They sought gold, resources, and to convert any indigenous peoples they came across. The Spanish, the conquistadors were heroes for spreading Catholicism and returning new resources. Yet, from the point of view of the natives and Bartholome de Las Casas, they were villains. The conquistadors massacred the natives; enslaving those who escaped.
Unraveling the Facts of the Conquest of Mexico Have you ever been in a situation where there were two sides to the story? Did it make you question who was telling the truth? Well this is exactly what happens when you read The Broken Spears by Miguel León Portilla and The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz. These two accounts reveal information about the conquest of Mexico from two different perspectives. The Broken Spears gives the perspective of the Aztecs, whereas The Conquest of New Spain gives the perspective of the Spanish told by Bernal Díaz.
The book “The Aztecs: This Very Short Introduction” by David Carrasco goes back more then two thousand years. Itillustrates the punishments of history, religious practice, culture as it lightens the difficulties of the Aztec life. While reading the book, the readers are able to learn about their people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, poetry, city planning and philosophy as well. In the eight chapters of the book Davíd Carrasco allows the Aztec voices speak about their stories, the enormous importance of their city, their methods about child rearing, and the offerings women made to daily life and the empire. Carrasco changes perspective from Spanish bases to the Aztecs archaeology.
In Mesoamerica, the ascendant Mexican had created an empire known to us as Aztec. The Aztecs develop social, political, religious, and commercial activities in their capital cities Tenochtitlan and brought many of the regions together under their control. They were also known as the Tenochca, a name derived from their capital city. By the mid 1315 the Aztecs language Nahuatl was the language most speaking in Central Mexico. The Aztecs supported themselves with their own crops such as corn, beans, tomatoes, and potatoes.
First of all The Spanish were discovered the Aztec empire one year before their conquest and reached it . On the other hand, some native Americans in Tabasco tried to stop Hernan Cortes but in the end they gave up . After that Hernan Cortes started to control them and The native Americans supplied the Spanish with foods and what they needed. More over there were groups of people called Totonacs and Tlaxcala’s were against us and the Aztec rule , so Hernan courts exploited them and then they became allies for the Hernan courts army. Hernan courts controlled all of the cities in Aztec empires such as the capital Tenochtitlan , also he burned his ships to stop his army from going back to spain .
After Spain laid claim to the New World in 1492, all subsequent Spanish social and economic relations with indigenous people were constrained by Royal Decree. Spain’s agenda for settlement and exploitation was undertaken primarily by priests, military men, and officials – not private individuals acting on their own. Their goals were to reap maximum economic, military, and spiritual benefit from a minimal investment of personnel and resources. Spain wished to establish an idealistic, pluralistic empire that reaped glory for the nobles who received commissions as field commanders and governors, jobs and opportunities for the Spanish middle class, riches for the Crown, and souls for the church.
Michael Wang AP Euro, Period 4 Primary Source Analysis Assignment October 5th, 2016 Summary: Prior to the arrival of the European settlers, the indigenous people of the Americas were varied in culture and tradition and their population was around fifty million. However, once the Europeans arrived in 1492 with Christopher Columbus, the lives of the indigenous people were changed remarkably. The Europeans took advantage of the indigenous and used them as laborers to work cattle ranches, sugar plantations, and silver mines. The physical condition of the indigenous peoples worsened as they were fatigued from the labor and had little resistance to the diseases brought by the Europeans.
In the 1500’s, European explorers were still learning about the New World. With this newly found, extremely large piece of land, the possibilities were endless for them. New territory, new settlements. One of these primary settlements the Europeans, particularly the Spanish had their eye on were the Aztecs. The Aztec Empire was located in what is now present day Mexico.
The European expansion into the Americas is easily one of the most important events of the last 1000 years. The enormous amounts of wealth generated from the New World helped shape European politics for centuries after the discovery by Columbus. Should we celebrate this this influx of wealth and land to the colonial powers? Of course not.