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Question

Under the encomienda system, victorious conquistadors were made over the land.

a)owners
b)renters
c)trustees

2 Answer

  • The answer is c) trustees.
  • Answer:

    Trustees

    Explanation:

    Encomienda  is a Spanish word related to the Spanish verb encomendar which means to entrust, and that is the key of the Encomienda. It was a  labor system was in which victorious conquerors were assigned to manage land an workforce (indigenous and slaves) as vassals of the Spanish Crown. They could work the land, grow crops and collect taxes of the region as representative of the Crown. That is why we can say the conquistadores were trustees during the encomienda system.

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