Atahualpa - The Lord Inca had plenty of notice that outsiders were entering the gates of his empire, but he was exhausted by his victories in a civil war and curious to see these odd strangers. It was his arrogance and self confidence that was his ruin.
the Inca Empire stretched from Colombia to central Chile and ruled more than 12 million people who spoke at least 20 languages. I pinned this because it was a hot commodity to control this land wether it be for slave trade or raw materials.
In most early American societies, gold held sacred connotations because it was associated with the heavens, most especially the sun. Many gold objects had ritual or votive functions, including honoring the gods or accompanying the dead in tombs.