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An Account of the Conquest of Peru

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Author: Pedro Sancho
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,356 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,695
Added to site: 2008.09.13
mnybks.net#: 22042
Genre: History
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overn that land. He [the Governor] urged them, nevertheless, to look well to it that they wished him for a lord, for if not, they were to name another, and if he were capable, the governor would give him to them as lord. They replied that since Atabalipa was dead, they would obey Atabalipa or whomever else he should give them, and so it was arranged that they should yield obedience another day according to the accustomed manner. When the next day had come, once more they all assembled before the door of the governor where was placed the cacique in his chair and near him all the other lords and chiefs, each in his proper position. And due ceremonies having been held, each one came to offer him a white plume as a sign of vassalage and tribute, which is an ancient custom dating from the time that this land was conquered by these Cuzcos.[12] This done, they sang and danced, making a great festivity, in which the new king neither arrayed himself in clothes of price nor placed the fringe upon the forehead in the ma

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