Santa Maria de Jesus

Santa Maria de Jesus
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After the Spanish conquest, native people were relocated to towns where Spanish Christian Churches had been built. Often, the churches were constructed on top of demolished indigenous temples. These natives were forced to adopt Christianity, and required to pay tribute to conquerors in labor and goods(slavery). Rebellions against the Spaniards and Christianity would continue until the Itza Maya were finally conquered and converted in 1697. While church burnings were not common, they did occur from time to time.