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There were a number of reasons for the Pueblo Revolt. The Spanish were cruel taskmasters and many Pueblos were virtually enslaved. The traditional Native religion was banned and Pueblo religious leaders were charged with with witchcraft and executed or whipped.

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The Pueblo Revolt was led by Po'pay of the Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan) Pueblo who somehow managed to unify most of the Northern Pueblo Indians despite long term tribal conflicts and hostilities and language differences to unite against Spanish encroachment into their lands, enslavement. denial of religious rights and inhumane treatment. Po'pay was one of the Native American religious leaders charged with witchcraft and while only whipped at the stake, he was not among those executed on that charge. As one of the survivors of this Catholic purge of Native American religions he gained political power that extended widely to other Pueblos.

The Pueblo revolt killed at least 400 Spaniards and 21 of the 33 Catholic Priests in Nuevo Mexico. It allowed their withdrawal and kept them out for 12 years. Po'pay died and nobody could presume to lead the Pueblo Indians. The Spaniards resumed their control, but abandonded enslavement and opened the door to the free practice of religion as long as a form of Cathoicism was observed.

The revolt failed, but the principals that it fought for endured.

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The Pueblo were being mistreated by the Spanish.

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