The encomienda system in the Spanish North American colonies included doing all of the following EXCEPT
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coercing Native Americans to provide labor
granting estates to Spanish settlers
exacting tribute in goods
converting Native Americans to Christianity
delegating authority to joint-stock companies
During the 1500s, the Spanish Crown established encomiendas for conquistadors and other colonists in North America. These included formal grants of land (B) from which grantees were able to demand goods from native peoples (C) and force them to work on farms or in mines (A). The economiendas also created opportunities to spread the Christian faith among native peoples (D). They invested power in individual landholders rather than joint-stock companies (E), which were more characteristic of English settlements in the 1600s.