The Nahuas accepted Christianity and built large churches for themselves, but those churches had the same function as preconquest temples, acting as the symbolic centre of the altepetl, and the saints installed in them had the same function as preconquest ethnic gods.
The gender ratio strongly favoured males, but females were present too, usually in household service, food trades, and petty commerce. Thus the local ethnic states of the Andes, comparable to the altepetl of the Nahuas though far less well understood as the framework of social continuitymay have come under greater challenge of their essential character and identity.
Turnover was quick, whether in terms of sites, mining enterprises, or individuals. The size and benefits of the encomienda thus depended on the local indigenous situation: This company and a new successor - Legacy Block, Inc.
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Many couples never married at all, so that their children were in the strict legal sense illegitimate. Some, with the Franciscans most prominent, showed a strong interest in the study of indigenous history, language, and culture; others, especially the Dominicans, wrote in a more polemical spirit; and sometimes the two currents converged.
Pauketat resists the term cult, but it evokes the phenomenon he envisions. After the land bridge separated the human populations of the Old World and the New World, the Native Americans lost many of the immunities their ancestors possessed. The conquering groups showed a surprising diversity, coming from many different regions of Spain plus some foreign countries and representing a broad cross section of Spanish pursuits.
The encomenderos went not only into mining and local agrarian activity on a larger scale than before but also into a large variety of ancillary enterprises. Many Native American Indian languages make use of special syntactic patterns to distinguish among third-person participants in a sentence.
To the west of the mound, in a circle more than feet in diameter, several dozen cedar posts rise to the height of telephone poles. Ferry or Rastra Inc. Another type of indigenous peoples may be called semisedentary. Chickee houses consisted of thick posts supporting a thatched roof and a flat wooden platform raised several feet off the ground.
They lacked social classes, depending on gender and age for their primary social distinctions. What happened at Cahokia is politics, probably in the guise of religion. This allowed fine-tuning adjustments to be made quickly and easily. But in combination with other factors of which indigenous population loss and the presence in the central areas of many non-encomenderos were the most essentialin the course of the 16th century the encomienda lost its labour monopoly and had its tribute in kind curtailed, while many encomiendas without legal successors reverted to direct crown administration.
It employed only a relatively small proportion of the total Spanish population. The process whereby Hispanic society penetrated into the hinterland was begun by their usually humble rural employees, who combined tax collecting, labour supervision, farming, and livestock growing.
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It was along these routes that the Spanish and African populations concentrated, that social, economic, and governmental institutions were first created, then gelled and thickened, and that cultural and social change proceeded most quickly.
Although still a small minority compared with the indigenous population, they constituted the great majority of all Europeans in the hemisphere, so that these two regions could now be doubly called central areas. Now there were no limitations on the kinds of things introduced into the language, and change increasingly took place at the level of the individual, with mediation no longer necessary.
As stated, encomenderos and artisans acquired African slavesand any Spaniard of means would try to own at least one or two. However, the various representatives of the church were not entirely unified. The greatest internal social change was a result of the end of warfare, which had been endemic in preconquest times.
Only had survived by the yearthough the bloodlines continued through to the modern populace. But the newly subjugated Muslims retained much of their organization and civilization for long periods, only gradually being Christianized and absorbed.Native American Houses There were many different types of American Indian houses in North America.
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The great diversity of Indian languages, however, has thus far prevented proof of common origin, and most Americanists favor more conservative classifications of the languages into a number of distinct groups.
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