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  • The individual receiving the encomienda, known as the encomendero, received free labor and tribute from the Indians, in return for which the subjects were commended to the encomendero's care.

    Sixteenth century indigenous Jalisco

  • The individual receiving the encomienda, known as the encomendero, received free labor and tribute from the Indians, in return for which the subjects were commended to the encomendero's care.

    Sixteenth century indigenous Jalisco

  • Even before pacifying the native peoples of Campeche, Francisco Montejo and his lieutenants began to distribute the inhabitants through encomiendas, which were royal grants of indigenous inhabitants that licensed a Spanish encomendero to receive their labor and tribute.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • Even before pacifying the native peoples of Campeche, Francisco Montejo and his lieutenants began to distribute the inhabitants through encomiendas, which were royal grants of indigenous inhabitants that licensed a Spanish encomendero to receive their labor and tribute.

    Campeche: on the edge of the Maya world

  • The encomendero was entitled to reap whatever benefit he could from the estate, including the unpaid labor of the native inhabitants for working the fields or mines.

    Mexico's Colonial Era - Part 2

  • The encomendero was entitled to reap whatever benefit he could from the estate, including the unpaid labor of the native inhabitants for working the fields or mines.

    Mexico's Colonial Era - Part 2

  • The new "owner," or encomendero, had to provide religious instruction in exchange for work that was assigned to the inhabitants.

    A yearly culinary ritual: La matanza

  • It was the duty of the encomendero to Christianize, educate and feed the natives under their care.

    Sixteenth century indigenous Jalisco

  • The new "owner," or encomendero, had to provide religious instruction in exchange for work that was assigned to the inhabitants.

    A yearly culinary ritual: La matanza

  • The new "owner," or encomendero, had to provide religious instruction in exchange for work that was assigned to the inhabitants.

    A yearly culinary ritual: La matanza

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