Table of Contents
- 1 In what ways were the Spanish and Indian cultures blended?
- 2 How did the Spanish affect Native American tribes?
- 3 How did the Spanish convert the Natives to Christianity?
- 4 How were the natives treated by the Spanish explorers?
- 5 How did Christopher Columbus treat the natives of Hispaniola?
- 6 Why did the Spanish want to colonize California?
In what ways were the Spanish and Indian cultures blended?
Terms in this set (5) How were European and Native American Cultures blended in New Spain? Spanish settlers brought their own culture to the colonies by introducing their language, laws, religion and learning. Colonist adopted Indian foods and Indian clothing such as; moccasins and the poncho.
How did the Spanish affect Native American tribes?
As the English, French, and Spanish explorers came to North America, they brought tremendous changes to American Indian tribes. Diseases such as smallpox, influenza, measles, and even chicken pox proved deadly to American Indians. Europeans were used to these diseases, but Indian people had no resistance to them.
How did religion affect Spanish colonization?
Spanish colonists often treated colonization as a means of proselytizing native peoples while many New England colonists sought to create separate religious communities. New England colonists made religion more central to government and civic engagement than did the Spanish.
How did the Spanish convert the Natives to Christianity?
Under encomienda, Spanish colonists were granted a certain amount of land and the labor of the people who lived on it. The system was later transported to Spanish settlements on the mainland. Supposedly, the colonists would pay the native people for their labor and convert them to Christianity.
How were the natives treated by the Spanish explorers?
Natives were subjects of the Spanish crown, and to treat them as less than human violated the laws of God, nature, and Spain. He told King Ferdinand that in 1515 scores of natives were being slaughtered by avaricious conquistadors without having been converted.
What was the culture of the Northern California tribes?
All tribes of Northern California, like all civilizations, have cultural tendencies that are all based around religion, resources, customs, and family (religion and family – which surprisingly many intellectuals tend to leave out of contemporary texts in terms of historical importance to events). 
How did Christopher Columbus treat the natives of Hispaniola?
In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived on the island of Hispaniola. Upon encountering natives in the new land, he notified Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, who instructed Columbus to make the natives subjects of Spain. The sailors were ordered to treat the natives humanely, and they were to be considered equal.
Why did the Spanish want to colonize California?
Colonizing Spaniards were in California for economic as well as political and religious purposes; however, it seems that Spanish explorers at the time were there for the Spanish monarchy’s intentions.
Why did the Spanish use the encomienda system?
The encomienda system essentially declared that it was suitable for the Spanish Crown to capture and enslave natives who forcefully resisted and refused to accept the Christian faith. In many accounts the Spanish didn’t concern themselves with communicating The Requirement to the Natives, and instead captured and enslaved them.