Concordia University, Winter 2014
Mid-Term Study Sheet
(You must come up with a very short definition; two or three manuscript lines maximum)
Ladino (indio ladino)
Limpieza de sangre
New Laws (1542)
(Historical significance, where, when)
Charles I (Charles V)
Doña Marina (Malinche)
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Indigenous ethnic groups
(Historical significance/contribution, where, when)
Alcaldía mayor: administrative institution with powers in both indigenous and Spanish grounds.
Altepetl: in Pre-Columbian and Spanish conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically based political entity. It is usually translated into English as "city-state".
Audiencia: A high- court and advisory body to a regional chief executive in the Spanish colonies, also the territorial jurisdiction of such a court. Consisted of four judges, who also held executive and legislative powers (in charge of judicial matters).
Ayllu: part of inca empire social organization, they were extended family groups but they could adopt non-related members, giving individual families more variation and security of the land that they farmed.
Brazilwood: a red dyewood that was a major brazilian product for exports.
Cacique: Native chieftains in mexico (same as kuraka).
Cabildo: town councils (cabildos), composed of the most prominent citizens,