you may want to read some of the eyewitness accounts of what the Spanish found the Mayans doing when they got there.
They were sacrificing their children and drinking their blood.
The Spaniards said enough of this $hit and then wiped out the “management” that ENDED the human sacrifice.
The fact that some of the children were malnourished or got smallpox paled in comparison to the human sacrificing that was going on.
you have fallen for the BS, politically correct, faux history being taught in government schools.
But I have managed to lay my hands on copies of some of the accounts of what the Spaniards say happened.
Fortunately, most of it was written in latin.
Gotta go back to the logistics. What was the population of south america? What was the number of invading Conquistadores?
What does current research say about the bones of native south americans? Disease? or gunshots and sword strikes?
I don't rely on government schools. I go back to original sources, and learn the language so I can read them. I'll draw my own conclusions, based on available evidence.