The Influence Of The Spanish On Native Americans

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Before the Spanish came to the Americas there were Natives who already lived on the land. Each Native tribe had adopted their own beliefs, their own culture, and way of living. As soon as the Spanish had arrived to the Americas, more so Mesoamerica they demanded that the Natives adapt to their culture and ways of life. The Spanish had viewed the Indians as savages and desired to convert them to Christianity or Catholicism. The Spanish had destroyed the Native Americans’ statues of their Gods, abused them in order to convert, and deprived them of their freedom. On August 10, 1680 the Indians united to take back what was theirs to begin with. This outburst of riots led to what is known as the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 who was led by Popè. Although
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