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encomiendas


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The grants of estates conferred on conquistadors by the Spanish crown; recipients of the grant were called encomenderos. The possession of an encomienda did not confer ownership of land, but ...

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — History of the Americas.


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