What was the Pueblo Revolt?
The Pueblo Revolt took place in 1680 in the American Southwest. The Spaniards invaded the Native Pueblo territory in 1598, and immediately forced the Natives into slavery. The Spaniards used ruthless tactics such as ordering the leg of ever boy/man over 15 to be cut off when the Pueblos refused to cooperate. Upon arriving to the Americas, the Spaniards colonized the Pueblos sacred land, striping them of their religious beliefs, practices and traditions and forced Christianity unto them.
Revolution vs. Rebellion
The Pueblo Revolt was failed revolution because although they demanded social, economic, and political change, they failed to drive the Spaniards out of their territory. The purpose of the Pueblo Revolt was to get the Spaniards out of the Americas and to return to the simplistic Pueblo traditions that had been previously wiped away from them under the reign of the Spaniards.