-- Mestizo Culture
-- Social Changes
(Women) -- Disease
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page examines and discusses various aspects of the Spanish Conquest of
the Inca and certian facets of the Inca society immediately prior to the
conquest. The following topics provide focus for the
This section examines the initial impact of the
conquistadors. It focuses on their daily life, indigenous relations, competition
and violence and examines the unique culture that emerged.
This section discusses the
unique position of mestizos during the Spanish colonial period. Due
to their status between the Spanish and Indian led to their isolation from
both groups. The mestizos faced certain social and economic restrictions
because of their racial distinction. At the same time, many of the
mestizos were able to integrate themselves, at least partially, into the
privileged Spanish society. Because of their precarious position,
there was no standard level of treatment and acceptance of mestizos during
this time period.
Social Changes (Women)
This section explores how
the role of women in Incan society changed during the Spanish rule.
There were many changes for indigenous women when the Spaniards conquered
the Tahuantinsuyu. This section examines women's changing role in
religion, politics, economics, and the family. Indigenous women were
forced to relinquish a great deal of autonomy under Spanish rule, in this
site we will attempt to give a picture of what life was like for women
before the Spanish came, the transformations that took place, and how this
affected indigenous women.