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The Encomenderos of New Spain 1521 – 1555

The Encomenderos of New Spain 1521 - 1555

Researching the early conquest of Mexico and it’s conquistadors I also came across another great book titled, The Encomenderos of New Spain 1521 – 1555.

An encomendero was entrusted with the pacification and Christianization of any Native Americans within the allotted land that they would receive from the Spanish crown.…