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What did the encomienda system provide for New Spain?

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September 13, 2011 11:57PM

nothing

actually it did do something, the encomienda was a system, natives farmed, ranched, or mined for spanish landlords. the landlords had received full rights to the natives' labor from Spanish authorities. The holders of encomiendas promised the Spanish rulers that they would act fairly andrespect the workers. However, many abused the natives and worked many laborers to death, especially inside dangerous mines.

(QOUTE) nothing- in a sense your answer is correct, i just varified it a little :P

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