A history of the aztecs and the incas serving the spanish after being conquered
However we must not exaggerate the impact of these as there were very few Spanish, and the peoples of the New World quickly adopted the new armaments in battle.
During his first voyage, Columbus traveled to Cuba as well as Hispaniola, the home of present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Pizarro accepted, and during the following months Incas brought gold, silver, jewelry, and other riches from all over the Empire. The Aztecs were in the midst of a full rebellion.
Along the way, the Spaniards came across different indigenous groups willing to help them defeat the Aztecs, especially the Tlaxcala. That soldier died during the Aztec rebellion, and when his body was looted, an Aztec caught the disease, which spread like wildfire because the Aztec people had no immunity to it. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. How were the relatively small Spanish armies able to conquer much larger indigenous forces? Columbus had set sail hoping to find a route to Asia or India. God: the Spanish tried to convert the Indigenous peoples to Catholicism. It quickly became a pre-eminent city in the Spanish colonies and many Europeans came to live there.
Gold: News of riches, of beautifully crafted gold and silver jewellery and artifacts, in the Americas pushed people to take all valuable objects they could find.
Eventually, Atahualpa was able to pay the ransom, but the Spanish executed him anyway inmarking the end of the mighty Inca Empire. These were almost immediately published in Spain and later in other parts of Europe.
The Aztec and Inca Empires would have one day disappeared if it were not for the Spanish invasion. He convinced Velasquez, the governor of Cuba, to let him lead an expedition to Mexico.
The account was used by eighteenth-century Jesuit Francisco Javier Clavijero in his descriptions of the history of Mexico. He quickly overpowered them, and the natives surrendered.
Spanish conquest of the aztecs
He fathered several children. He convinced Velasquez, the governor of Cuba, to let him lead an expedition to Mexico. When the Spanish came to a place for the first time, they were often friendly with the locals, who would give them gifts of gold and women. On his second voyage, which left from Cadiz in , Columbus sailed with 17 ships carrying soldiers, farmers, craftsman, and priests who would go on to establish the first permanent colonies in the Americas. Nutmeg, cloves and pomander from the Indonesian "Spice Islands" and pepper and cinnamon from India were in high demand, said Cosme. Montezuma sent out envoys to meet the conquistador as he neared. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. God: the Spanish tried to convert the Indigenous peoples to Catholicism. Book illustration by J. The conquistadors conquered unknown territory, opened new trade routes, and colonized large parts of the world in the name of Spain and Portugal. The conquest was well documented by a variety of sources with differing points of view, including indigenous accounts, by both allies and opponents.
Less successfully, the Nahua allies from Huexotzinco or Huejotzinco near Tlaxcala argued that their contributions had been overlooked by the Spanish. Inhe retired to Spain and spent much of his last years seeking recognition and rewards for his achievements.
The Spanish army had help in sacking the city.
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