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Indian Conquistadors

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Indian Conquistadors

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

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