Editors. "Battle of Xaquixaguana ends the separatist movement in Peru". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14787, accessed 08 February 2016.]
Gonzalo Pizarro (half-brother of the more eminent Francisco Pizarro) led a rebellion of conquistadors in Peru against the imposition by Viceroy Nunez of the 'New Laws' which granted some protection to the indigenous peoples. At the battle of Xaquixaguana, an army under the control of Pedro de la Gasca, who had been sent as an envoy from Spain to pacify the colony, defeats Gonzalo Pizarro, and ends the separatist movement.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.