SECTION TWO: Colonization Period
To what extent did the Spanish “conquest” of Mexico alter Indigenous culture in all aspects (language, religion, life-ways)? Would you label Indigenous people of Mesoamerica as “conquered?” Why or why not?
How is “mestizaje” reflected in Mexican Culture? What are concrete examples of how Indigenous people negotiated with Europeans through religion, language and culture? Do you view this blending as an act of resistance/survival or subordination/subjugation?