Spanish conquest of the aztec and the inca empires

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

Upon de Soto's return, he was furious; he had found no evidence of any secret gathering of Atahualpa's warriors. In turn Hernan Cortez gave them yellow and green beads, a chair and a helmet. The victorious generals sent word north by chasqui messenger to Atahualpa, who had moved south from Quitu to the royal resort springs outside Cajamarca.

Most accounts agree, however, that Atahualpa met with Pizarro voluntarily.

Conquest of the Aztec Empire Part I

Historians differ as to whether the illness of the s was smallpox; a minority of scholars claim that the epidemic was due to an indigenous illness called Carrion's disease.

Where have men ever seen the things they have seen here? They thought that by joining the Spaniards, they could gain their own freedom. Choose, each man, what best becomes a brave Castilian. The Spanish also had three small cannon which were used to great effect on the crowded town square.

His body was taken, probably at his prior request, to its final resting place in Quito. He gathered a large force of natives including the Tlaxcalans to fight the Aztecs.

When De Soto noticed Atahualpa's interest in his horse, he put on a display of "excellent horsemanship" in close proximity. Atahualpa stated, "I will be no man's tributary.

These included many different kinds of immigrants such as Spanish merchants, peasants, artisans, and Spanish women. The first was of 30—50 percent during the first outbreak of smallpox. Though the historical accounts relating to these circumstances vary, the true Spanish motives for the attack seemed to be a desire for loot and flat-out impatience.

He recommended trapping the men inside of their sleeping quarters and burning them to death. Their walls are of very well cut stones and each lodging is surrounded by its masonry wall with doorways, and has its fountain of water in an open court, conveyed from a distance by pipes, for the supply of the house.

These were almost immediately published in Spain and later in other parts of Europe. The roofs are covered with straw and wood, resting on the walls. More died of disease than any army or armed conflict.

However, when it became clear that defeat was imminent, they retreated further to the mountainous region of Vilcabambawhere the Manco Inca continued to hold some power for several more decades.

Once again, this only woke the greed of the conquistadors: Atahualpa was fearful of what the white men were capable of. Moctezuma had previously sent gifts: Thus began Hernan Cortez' strategy which would allow him to be captain of a rebellion of peoples subjugated by the Mexicas.

Cinquinchara informed Atahualpa that they were small in numbers, about — men, and have Indians bound with "iron ropes". Spanish royal authority on these territories was consolidated by the creation of an Audiencia Reala type of appellate court.

Almagro's loyal followers and his descendants later avenged his death by killing Pizarro in The conquest is also used as a "starting point of the cat" the Matthew Reilly novel Temple, where the siege of Cuzco. First, their weaponry and armor were much more advanced. Nahuatl Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico in In addition to terrifying the natives, horses gave the Spanish an additional military advantage.

As these were new to the natives, they had no acquired immunity and suffered very high rates of death.

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Many historical figures are mentioned, and a fictional brother of Pizarro is noted to be in pursuit of the protagonist. The Inca leader knew what the gold-hungry Spanish were after and offered to pay a ransom by filling the room where he was being held with gold.

By the time Ferdinand I died, it was already "known" that there were tribes in the Americas that had wealth beyond imagining in gold and other precious metals. Where have men ever seen the things they have seen here?

But these native people never foresaw the massive waves of Spaniard immigrants coming to their land and the tragedy that they would bring upon their people. If they were runa quicachac or "destroyers of peoples," then he should flee.

I beg God to pardon me, for I am moved to say this, seeing that I am the last to die of the Conquistadors. Activities Take a ten question quiz about this page.

The Spaniards destroyed much of the Incan culture and introduced the Spanish culture to the native population.The conquest of the Aztec and Incan empires were relatively easy battles.

A couple of reasons as to why it was so easy were because these empires were isolated, they knew nothing of the new world and other cultures, they believed that the Europeans intentions were of. The Fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires In this essay I will tell how the Aztec and Inca empires ended, and also I will compare the fall of both empires, using for a point of departure the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the land of Mexico.

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

The Fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires In this essay I will tell how the Aztec and Inca empires ended, and also I will compare the fall of both empires, using for a point of departure the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the land of indianmotorcycleofmelbournefl.com://indianmotorcycleofmelbournefl.com  · Conquering the Aztec and Inca Empires: The processes of conquest and colonialism In the mid-fifteenth century, the powerful empires of the Aztecs and Incas dominated large areas of the Americas.

There was indianmotorcycleofmelbournefl.com What factor did not play a part in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires? (APEX)5/5(2). Conquering the Aztec and Inca Empires: The processes of conquest and colonialism In the mid-fifteenth century, the powerful empires of the Aztecs and Incas dominated large areas of the Americas.

There was no trade across the Atlantic Ocean at this stage.

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