Mita sentence example

mita
  • In addition to the tribute, which was in accordance with native usage, there was the " mita," or forced labour in mines, farms and manufactories.
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  • The Spanish kings and viceroys desired to protect the people from tyranny, but they were unable to prevent the rapacity and lawlessness of distant officials and the country was depopulated by the illegal methods of enforcing the mita.
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  • The curacas sorrowfully watched the gradual extinction of their people by the operation of the mita, protesting from time to time against the exactions and cruelty of the Spaniards.
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