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CrystalBallard: Encomienda


Who: Spanish (Cortes and Las Casas) and Aztecs

What: land grants given to Spanish conquistadors for settlement: any natives on these lands were property of the Spanish landholder

When: 16th century

Where: Aztec empire - South America

Why is the encomienda system significant? points toward how European countries felt about the native population; their practices toward the natives - enslavement

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