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  • Natives And The Jesuits
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    Movie: The Mission Meena Throngkumpola The movie, 'The Mission,' is about how the Spanish in cooperation withPourtugal try to get the Jesuits off land negotiated by the two countries. The Spanish Church sends people into Asuncion, Paraguay to persuade the Jesuits to get off the land. The film includes spiritual and political activities the are reflected through the church, natives, and the Jesuits. What the movie mainly tried to show was that the Church wanted to maintain control over the Jesuit...
  • Main Religion In Colombia
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    Before Spanish Explorers Prior to the Spanish conquest, Colombia was inhabited by the Chibcha's, and Cariban people, but the first people to establish villages were the Mesoamericans. They arrived around 1200 B.C. They introduced the farming of fruits and vegetables. The main things they farmed were potatoes and corn. They also made finally crafted artifacts from gold, and stone, and sometimes made baskets from grass. They were followed by a second wave of Mesoamericans around 500 B.C. By the 15...
  • Indian And Spanish Culture
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    The Spanish began their movement to Southwest America in the late sixteenth century. From that point on, their influence both on the Native Americans and the environment was extraordinaire. The goal of the Spaniards with regards to the Native Americans was to transform them "into tax-paying Christians". This is in contrast to the idea that their goal was to eradicate the Indians form the Americas. Consequently, the Spaniards took many Indians so that they may plant their religion in the Natives ...
  • Spanish Labor Systems
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    In the US it is very common to still hear of the poor way African Americans were treated in the early part of this nations History. We hear stories of black slaves working 18 hour days picking cotton and the trauma of slaves being beaten for disobeying their masters. For many African American families, it seems, that was the way of life not long ago. While it is very important to realize what these African Americans went through, I think it is often forgotten that indigenous people of Latin Amer...
  • European Population Of Puerto Rico
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    The island 'Borinquen' was populated by the Taino Indians until the early 1500's. Carib Indians raided the more peaceful Taino and established a few settlements. Columbus discovered the island on his second voyage in 1493 and named it San Juan. No attempt at settlement was made until Juan Ponce de Leon was given a charter by the King of Spain to colonize the island of San Juan (1508). The first capital city soon moved from its' origins in Ca parra to what is now Old San Juan due to the mosquito ...
  • Indians To Independence From Spanish Rule
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    War for Independence The war of independence is thought to have been a war of revolution. It is not, it is the breaking of colonial rule. It was based on politics and a separation of powers. In my paper I will go from the start of a rising discontentment amongst the indigenous population and how those above them exploit the failures for their own gain in a system where they have always been favored more over. Once New Spain settled in its new territory, their system began to create its inner cor...
  • Indians To Independence From Spanish Rule
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    Introduction Mexico is the northernmost country of Latin America. It lies just south of the United States. The Rio Grande forms about two-thirds of the boundary between Mexico and the United States. Among all the countries of the Western Hemisphere, only the United States and Brazil have more people than Mexico. Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. It also is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas in population. Hundreds of years ago, the Indians of Mexico built large ci...
  • Indians Of The Americas
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    Spanish Conquistadors: Heroes or Murderers 'The Indians in the first fatal decades of the white man in America we reconquered because they could not conceive what it was that the white man was after, and what manner of man he was. ' (The Indians of the Americas, p 97) This misconception, was that the Indians could not imagine was that the Spanish Conquistadors would come to the Americas and brutally murder men women and children in the name of a god. They could not see how a group of people coul...
  • Indians From Many Tribes
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    The Seminole " As the United States is a nation made up of people from many nations, so the Seminole is a tribe made up of Indians from many tribes. ' (Garbarino 13) The Seminole are the indigenous people living in southeastern America. They lived in what is now Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The Seminole had a Muskogean language of the Hokan-Siouan stock. (Bookshelf) The Indian tribes found in the southeast were the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Chero...
  • Aztec Empire With Millions Of People Cortes
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    Why was Cortes with 508 soldiers able to conquer the Aztec Empire with millions of people Cortes was able to conquer the Aztecs for several very different reasons. In combination these reasons allowed him to have the upper hand in the conquest of Mexico. Arguably these reasons can be sorted into six different categories. The various causes for Cortes success will be assessed in a climax pattern. To begin with the Aztecs had a harsh tribute system that was not popular among the people of Mexico. ...
  • Several Cultural Differences Between Latinos And Indians
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    Guatemala has more people than any other Central American country, with an estimated population of 11,980,000 it is home to many different cultures. The population can be divided into two groups; Indians and people of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. But in Guatemala, being called an Indian or a non-Indian does not depend entirely on a person's ancestry. It is basically a matter of how people live and of how they categorize themselves. For example, a Guatemalan is considered an Indian if he or...
  • Three Main Taino Caciques
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    Taino culture was dominant throughout the Caribbean, a sea and island world that was in turn cradle of Taino civilization. In agriculture, seafaring and cosmology, Ciboney and western Cuba, Macorix and / or Bohio and even Lesser Antilles all followed the material structure of the Taino. The original Caribbeans spoke Arawak. The people of the Arawak language family still comprise one of the more widespread American Indigenous cultures, with relatively large kinship nations in the Amazon and Orino...
  • Positive View Of The California Mission System
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    Modern America has established and continues to maintain a positive view of the California Mission System instituted by the Spaniards in the late 1700's and early 1800's. This attitude has been popularized due to the United States desire to see their nation as a place of freedom, free of blame, originally based on Christian morality. The problem lies in that history has become subjective. Early historians denied the barbaric nature of the mission system, releasing the Spanish Catholic Church and...
  • Harsh Treatment Of The Indians
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    BLACK LEGEND William of Orange once stated, Spain committed such horrible excesses that all the barbarities, cruelties, and tyrannies ever perpetrated before are only games in comparison to what happened to the poor Indians. This statement can be viewed in several different ways: truthful, hypocritical, harsh the list goes on. William was correct in his statement except for the first word, Spain. Even though Spain did commit horrible offenses against the Indians, William of Orange, and the rest ...
  • Indians
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    all day today i don't know what to right about luis is an as hole who deserves to die he never cared about me and only wanted to screw me all guys sucks i wish i could meet a good one but it seems merely impossible what can i say love is blind and damn blind and very blind it is i ain; t got npt ma i don't know h wta else to sya but that i'm sick and tired of e very one everyone sucks no one is good everyone is bad and what ever i don;' t care i look good anfdeveryone looks bad i don't care i do...
  • Indian And Spanish Relationship
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    In this book, Taylor, and exceptional history writer, is trying to convey numerous facts that the community is suppose to comprehend. By utilizing these facts, one can broaden its knowledge on past historical events. A historical event that relates to the topic would include the Norse, because they were technologically more advance than most countries at that time and proceeded to set the trend for many other countries. The first newcomers to America besides the Indians were the Norse, who proce...
  • Spanish People Including Priests
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    Bloody, cruel, and unfair is how Bartolome de las Casas considered what he called the "Black Legend". This famous "Black Legend" is known to be the way that the conquerors, all from Europe and mostly from Spain, treated the Indians that were already in America. Let me tell you why it is called this way. It is black because of the blood spilled, the sadness and depression, the evil and cruelty, among other things. The Indians were not black as people think they were. They had dark skin but do not...
  • Analysis Of Two Documents
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    Critical Analysis of Two Primary Documents: The Pueblo Revolt of the 1680's was a mutiny which claimed the lives of many Spanish colonizers. It is said to have taken place in order for the Indians to gain independence from the tyranny and harsh maltreatment they suffered as a result of the Spaniards rule of their lives. The analysis of two documents directly related to that uprising will give valuable insight to the events that actually occurred. It is imperative for one to remember both documen...
  • Lives Of Their Entire Population Of Pueblos
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    Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, governor of Nueva Galicia, lead an expedition of conquest from South American into the northern territory of what is now New Mexico (p 21-22). In passing through the region in which the Acoma Indians lived in 1541, Coronado's men referred to the pueblo as "the greatest stronghold in the world", whose inhabitants "came down to meet us peacefully, although they could have spared themselves the trouble and stayed on their rock and we would not have been able to troubl...
  • Thoughts Of The Indians
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    "Are These Not Also Men?' Essay, Research " Are These Not Also Men?' "Are These Not Also Men?' In 1511, Fray Antonio Montes inos spoke the words, "Are these not also men?' His famous quote was a response to the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples that inhabited the Americas, by the conquering Spanish. Immediately upon discovering and colonizing the New World a widespread debate arose in regards to the usage and treatment of the native Indians. This debate was primarily focused on how to class...

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