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  • April 1528
  • Almost There...
  • Spring 1528
  • I don't feel so good...
  • How are we expected to go into battle?
  • November 1532
  • We have waited long enough
  • When is he going to get here?
  • After months on Gorgon Island, Pizarro sets sail for Colombia and Ecuador. Companied by Ruiz and his Inca translators he traveled down the coast. They sailed on until the Incas saw their hometown. The Spanish anchored near the port known as Puerto Pizarro.
  • November 1532
  • Open Fire Boys!
  • The Inca governor sent his runners to the Inca Wayna Capac who was near Quito resting after battle. He weighing up the news of the outbreak of smallpox in the heart of his empire. He had only moved a shortly south the disease struck his camp. Smallpox spread in only a few days to the army.
  • Winter 1533-1534
  • I'll show you the gold, if you set me free.
  • According to the Inca account, there was an immediate failure of communication over the traditional guest rituals of Andean diplomacy Atahuallpa told the Spanish to wait for him in Cajamarca, where they would be given lodging in one of the royal enclosures facing the square. The Spanish spent a nervous night waiting for Atahuallpa and his army to meet them the next day.
  • Spring 1534
  • Goodbye, people.
  • People were crammed into the square. Pizarro sent Friar Vicente Valverde, to speak to Atahuallpa. He said he was an ambassador from a great king overseas. The Spaniards jumped out fired guns the mass of unarmed people.
  • The Spanish visited the traumatized Atahuallpa in his cell, gave him food, and allowed his women to come to him. It was then that Atahuallpa — now understanding that the Spanish wanted gold — came up with his plan to ransom himself for it.
  • When it came time for Pizarro to fulfill his side of the bargain and released Atahuallpa, news came from Quito that one of the Inca's generals had assassinated Huascar. Pizarro accused Atahuallpa of plotting against him, and put him on trial for treason. Atahuallpa was found guilty and executed. Pizarro marched on to Cuzco and appointed Manco — a young son of Wayna Capac and half-brother of Atahuallpa.
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