Your case study this week examines the nature of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas in the sixteenth century, and includes narrative of both the conquerors and the conquered. Again, your case study provides an introduction to the materials and then links to various primary sources. Link to Case Study: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/amerbegin/contact/text7/text7read.htm You will again be discussing the case study in a small group. In your small group, you should consider the following questions: Compare the Native American and Spanish accounts of their encounter. How does each group view the other? Based on your reading of these primary sources, why was the Spanish conquest of the Americas as violent and bloody as it was? What additional information does the images convey? The feather painting scenes were done nearly fifty years after the painting of the juggler. How has the image of the Native American changed? Post initial response by Thursday at 11:50 PM Post responses to at least two classmates by Friday at 11:50 PM Grading: Your discussion will be graded based on your level of participation (each of you should initiate at least one post and reply to at least two posts), but also the quality of your postings. The best postings are clear and well-written, make direct reference to the readings and primary sources, and help to open discussion with other classmates. Each discussion is worth 4 points. You will get 1 point for your initial post and 1 point for your two replies. If your initial post and replies meet the expectations for quality as defined above, your post will receive up to an additional two points.