Conquest of the Inca Storyboard

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  • Riches in Tawantinsuyo
  • I have spotted the Incas
  • Death of the Inca
  • Who do you chose to be your successor?
  • Audience With the King
  • I give you permission to discover and conquer Peru
  • While sailing off the coast of what is now Ecuador, Ruiz made first contact with the Incas. Aboard a balsa trading raft with a huge triangular cotton sail were 20 Inca crew and passengers. The Spanish boarded the vessel and, to their delight, saw many pieces of silver and gold, precious stones and intricately woven fabrics. Ruiz kept three of the Inca to be trained as interpreters. Through sign language, the captives told him that their gold came from a land far to the south, a land of wonders.
  • Andean Diplomacy
  • As Wayna Capac's health rapidly worsened, he was asked to name a successor to be ratified by his council of wise men. Sources disagreed on his choice: some said it was his 25-year-old son Atahuallpa and others said it was 21-year-old Huascar — Atahuallpa's younger brother by a different queen. Fate could not have played the Inca a worse card. The empire plunged into a bloody civil war.
  • The Slaughter
  • Why is it not speaking to me?
  • They are not Christian! ATTACK!!
  • The king and his advisers were convinced of the need to sign a deal with such experienced conquistadors as Pizarro and Almagro. At Toledo, on 26 July 1529, the queen granted Pizarro a license "to discover and conquer Peru," which is described as "a rich and fertile land, inhabited by people more reasonable than any other which has so far been discovered." The terms of the grant gave Pizarro the governorship of Peru, with the rights to explore and exploit the land on behalf of the Crown; and, in addition, a salary, to keep troops and to pay "a mayor, a doctor and an apothecary."
  • Execution of Atahuallpa
  • According to the Inca account, dictated later by the King's nephew, Titu Cusi, there was an immediate failure of communication over the traditional guest rituals of Andean diplomacy: "My uncle received them well according to our custom," said Titu Cusi. "He offered them the customary welcome of chicha, maize beer, in gold cups. But they poured it away on the floor. Which much angered my uncle."
  • How dare you throw that on the ground?
  • Pizarro sent one of his priests to speak to Atahuallpa. He explained that the Spanish ruler was a friend of God and called upon the Inca to renounce their gods. Atahuallpa asked to him what authority he had for his belief, and the friar told him it was all written in the book he was holding. Atahuallpa held the book next to his ear and asked, " Why does't the book say anything to me?" Father Vicente shouted that the Indians were against the Christian faith and gave the order to attack.
  • When it came time for Pizarro to fulfill his side of the bargain and release 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 - the new Inca.
  • FIRE!
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