By George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi

ISBN-10: 0393912620

ISBN-13: 9780393912623

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He had sighted an island in the Bahamas east of Florida Christopher Columbus that Columbus named San Salvador A portrait by Sebastiano del Piombo, (Blessed Savior). Columbus decided, ca. 1519, said to be Christopher incorrectly, that they must be near the Columbus. The Voyages of Columbus • 21 Indies, so he called the island people los Indios. At every encounter with the peaceful indigenous people, known as Tainos or Arawaks, his first question was whether they had any gold. If they had gold the Spaniards seized it; if they did not, the Europeans forced them to search for it.

Farther south, in what is now Colombia, the Chibchas built a similar empire on a smaller scale. Still farther south the Quechuas (better known as the Incas, from the name for their ruler) controlled a huge empire containing as many as 12 million people speaking at least twenty different languages. The Incas had used a shrewd mixture of diplomacy, marriage alliances with rival tribes, and military conquest to create a vast realm that by the fifteenth century stretched 2,500 miles along the Andes Mountains from Ecuador to Chile on the west coast of South America.

After the invaders landed at what is now Veracruz, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, they assaulted a confederation of four small Indian kingdoms independent of, and opposed to, the domineering Aztecs. Cortés shrewdly persuaded the vanquished warriors to join his advance on the hated Aztecs. Cortés’s soldier-adventurers, called conquistadores, received no pay; they were military entrepreneurs willing to risk their lives for a share in the expected plunder and slaves. To prevent any men from deserting, Cortés had The Spanish Empire • 29 the ships burned, sparing one vessel to carry the expected gold back to Spain.

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