The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555 - Himmerich y Valencia, Robert
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While the Spanish conquistadors have been stereotyped as rapacious treasure seekers, many firstcomers to the New World realized that its greatest wealth lay in the native populations whose labor could be harnessed to build a new Spain. Hence, the early arrivals in Mexico sought encomiendas --"a grant of the Indians of a prescribed indigenous polity, who were to provide the grantee (the encomendero ) tribute in the form of commoditiesand service in return for protection and religious instruction." This study profiles the ...

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The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555 1996, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292731080

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The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555 1991, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292720688

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