This encomienda, with the one above, belonging to Alonso López, will need three.
The encomienda of Taytay is inhabited by five hundred Indians.
The régime of the encomienda, the mitas and the yanaconazgo had produced only a formal subjection of the natives.
Where it was already under cultivation by the native peasants, they were turned into serfs attached to the encomienda.
One priest might be established here in this encomienda, and visit the following, as it is small.
Consequently, the encomienda of that large island was very desirable.
This was known as the system of Repartimiento, or encomienda.
But abuses arose and the encomienda system was gradually abolished.
If he has an encomienda, in addition to this, as your Majesty has been informed, it is a very small one.
At the same time the encomienda that he had abandoned was assigned, half to each of two other soldiers.
in the US, a land grant system started in 1503 which gave certain Spaniards an estate or tract of land in America as well as the Native American inhabitants of that land; also, this tract of land and its inhabitants
Encomienda provided for Indian tribute in exchange for protection and Christian instruction.
1810, from Spanish, "commission," from encomendar "to commit, charge." Estate granted to a Spaniard in America with powers to tax the Indians.