Riches in Tawantinsuyo
Pizarro first went to the New World in 1524, but he had troubles with the natives and left empty handed. From November 1526 to late 1527, Pizarro embarked on a bigger second expedition. He split his crew and the pilot took half of the command. On the coast of Ecuador, the captain made contact with the Incas. The Spaniards searched their ship to find many riches. Pizarro had no idea of the captain's situation, but instead was having problems with his own men.
Conquistadors in Tumbes
Smallpox & Civil War
To Discover and Conquer
Pizarro enters Tawantinsuyo
Encounter at Cajamarca
According to Titu Cusi, the nephew of the king, the Spaniards rejected a ceremonial welcoming. Tensions rose. Atahuallpa told them to wait for him at Cajamarca.
Arrest of Atahuallpa
Ransom of Atahuallpa
Execution of Atahuallpa - Spring 1534
Before Atahuallpa's release Pizarro found out that Huascar had been killed by some Incas. Atahuallpa was put on trial for treason. He was executed after being found guilty. Pizarro marched on some Inca cities and conquered them before long. The Inca fought well but did not have european weapons.