Spain’s Empire in the Americas. Chapter 2 Section 1. Objective:. Students will be able to describe the early interactions between Spanish explorers / Conquistadors and Native Americans.
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In Tobasco, the natives gave him a expeditions. These explorers were known as female interpreter who spoke a couple of the languages, Malintzin, as a peace offering. She became an advisor to Cortés and had a child with him.
The men married native women. Their children and descendants were called Spanish also formed large farms and mines that used natives as slave labor. This system was known as encomienda.
About 15 years later, men married native women. Their children and descendants were called Francisco Pizarro led another Spanish force, It conquered the mighty Inca Empire of South America. Once again, the Spanish found gold and silver.
Inspired by rumors of seven cities of gold stretched from modem-day Mexico to Peru. After 1540, the Spanish looked north of Mexico and explored the future United States., Francisco Vázquez de Coronadoled an expedition of about 300 Spanish soldiers, over 1,000 Tlaxcalan Indians, and enormous herds of livestock north into what is now the American West.