a person with the highest political, military, and judicial power over a certain region in america in the early days of the Spanish conquest and colonial period. He often financed an expedition in exchange for land and honors.
people from Andalusia
araucano o mapuche
Araucanian Indians from Chile and Argentina
institutions responsible for law enforcement, which also exercised control over political authorities.
institution that had powers similar to a town council's
general assembly of a cabildo
captain-general highest civilian authority in a region
Casa de Contratación
Chamber of Commerce set up by the spanish monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand
Consejo de Indias
institution created in 1509 with administrative and economic powers over Spanish America
Spaniards born in America
style of painting developed in colonial Cuzco
estates granted Spanish settlers. Indians living on the estates were in the charge of and encomendero, who looked after their interests and converted them to Christianity.
people from extremadura
leyes de Indias
laws governing Spanish America
mano de obra
person of mixed Indian and Spanish descent
institution that regulated the work of the Indians at mines and public works
style of painting developed in colonial Quito
Indian villages created by spanish missionaries during the colonial period