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  • 1. Indian Conquistadors
    Karee Ann Klein
  • 2. How did the conquistadors do it?
    They had native allies
    Though many Spanish accounts don’t mention them
    The allies fought in Spanish conquests inside and outside of Mesoamerica
  • 3. Allies helped in many ways…
    Gave gold and resources as gifts to establish peace
    Provided food for the Spaniards
  • 4. Allies worked as…
    Porters, or tamame, and carried bags
    Spaniards didn’t bring many horses with them
    Guides to help troops with the terrain
    Interpreters to communicate with other tribes
  • 5. Other relationships with allies
    The exchange of native women for marriage
    Marriages contributed to alliances between households
    Many natives were against the Triple Alliance and formed alliances among each other