Your task is to analyze the attitudes displayed by Cobo toward the indigenous inhabitants of Peru and compare this with Cortés account of the city of Tenochtitlán

Only use this book for evidence : Robert W. Strayer, Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume II, Bedford/St. Martin’s; 3rd Edition, 2016. Your task is to analyze the attitudes displayed by Cobo toward the indigenous inhabitants of Peru and compare this with Cortés account of the city of Tenochtitlán. • What do their account tells you about the indigenous peoples of the Americas? • What do their comments reveal about the general characteristics that we have discussed about complex societies in this class? • Does this account reveal anything about the Spanish attitudes towards the indigenous peoples in different places and at different times? • Do the two documents reveal a change in Spanish attitudes towards the indigenous peoples? If so then how? • These documents were written at different times. What happened between the writing of these two documents? Is it important in understanding these documents? • Do the events we discussed in class that occurred after first contact (i.e. disease, conquest, the mining of silver, and exploitation of indigenous labor) perhaps offer important historical context in comparing these two documents? If so then explain how.

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