The Defeat of Tenochtitlan
Tlaxcalteca
Spanish military
Pedro de Alvaro
…along with other black
soldiers, helped the Spani...
How weresuch amazing feats possible?
Hernando Cortes
Divine Providence
•The strength of the
Spanish military and
Tlaxcala ...
The SpanishExplorer
• In order for a Spanish Conquistador
to be able to participate in exploration,
discovery, colonizatio...
Conquistadors of the Americas
PedrodeAlvaro: Chiapas& Guatemala
1519-21
•Pedro de Alvarado
•Hernando Cortes
•Pedro Gonzale...
History 140   Indian conquistadors
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History 140 Indian conquistadors

  1. 1. The Defeat of Tenochtitlan Tlaxcalteca Spanish military Pedro de Alvaro …along with other black soldiers, helped the Spaniards win victory.
  2. 2. How weresuch amazing feats possible? Hernando Cortes Divine Providence •The strength of the Spanish military and Tlaxcala support •The moral and political decaying of the Mexica at the time of the invasion •Structural weakness againstthe invaders’ supremacy •Disease
  3. 3. The SpanishExplorer • In order for a Spanish Conquistador to be able to participate in exploration, discovery, colonization, and conquest of the Americas, the explorer had to prove his worth as an explorer. This was a very extensive process. • They were expected to submit royal documents (cartas or relationes)to the king as a proof of merit (probanza de merito). • Carta: letters • Relationes: accounts • Black and Native elites also could petition for these positions by representation in the judicial system (as they were also part of the conquests).
  4. 4. Conquistadors of the Americas PedrodeAlvaro: Chiapas& Guatemala 1519-21 •Pedro de Alvarado •Hernando Cortes •Pedro Gonzalez Najera • Jorge de Alvarado •other Indigenous soldiers HernanCortes:Mexico &Honduras 1518-22
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