The strident partner of the eponymously-named Tupac Amaru Rebellion of native peoples against the Spanish, she handled army and bureaucratic logistics with an unmatched efficiency.
Cut Content: Tupac Amaru’s Demands
His demands were surprisingly minimal: he primarily wanted less enforced labor and a court closer to where he lived, so he wouldn’t have to trek all the way out to Lima from the Andes.
Cut Content: Micaela’s Graphic Death
Records say the Spanish cut out her tongue and then tried to use a garrote on her. Her neck proved too slender, however, so they used rope and then kicked her until dead. Tupac got off worse – after watching the executions of his family and having his tongue cut out, each of his hands and legs were tied to a different horse and he was literally pulled apart. In a shocking turn of events, the brutal slaughter of folk heroes did not achieve the desired goal of winning over the average Andean.