How did the indigenous people of Latin America react to Iberians? How did they adapt to Iberian culture (that is, how did indigenous cultures and societies change during the colonial period)? How did they resist Spanish and Portuguese rule? How did the responses and experiences of sedentary, semi-sedentary, and non-sedentary indigenous people differ during the colonial period, and how were they the same (if at all)? Did indigenous people and their cultures die out during the colonial period, as popular belief suggests? Please address the colonial period as a whole from the eve of the conquest to the end of the colonial period. Please also do not just focus on sedentary Inca and Aztec societies; take into account the various different other Native peoples of colonial Latin America.
You must cite at least one primary source (historical document), like the excerpts from Victors and Vanquished or the text book Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History (by Mills, Taylor, and Graham). You must cite two other sources as well. The paper should be 6 – 7 pp., have an intro and conclusion, and citations, with a works cited or references page.