Sentences with 'encomiendas'

Example sentences and phrases with the word encomiendas and other words derived from it.

« Under the viceroys were wealthy nobles (often originally successful conquistadors) who ran encomiendas, feudal estates with the legal right to exploit native labour. These often grew into even larger haciendas, the size of entire states in Europe. »
« Spain granted encomiendas - legal rights to native labour - to conquistadors who could prove their service to the crown. »
« Some native peoples who had sided with the conquistadors, such as the Tlaxcalteca, were also granted encomiendas; Malintzin, the Nahua woman who helped Cort├ęs defeat the Mexica, was granted one. »

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