How did the encomienda system affect the colonists?
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The system have promoted racial supremacy.
This have encourages colonists from Europe immigrant to the new world.
It makes Native Americans a subject to the colonists, they are seen as a possession that could be traded rather than human beings. The follow up impact of the encomienda system could leads to further events like slave trading in the Americas and aboriginal massacre such as the Trail of Tears.
The colonists come here in the Americas in demand of finding fortunes. The encomienda system could encourage them to stay, because by this act they could have possessions and workforce and can contributes to the development of the New World for the Spanish Empire.
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