In order to prove that the Arawak people were being abused by the Spaniards, Zinn uses sources from both Christopher Columbus and Bartolome De Las Casas. Zinn talks about Las Casas because he had the only information on what happened after Columbus met the Arawak people. One example that Las Casas states that Zinn brings up to display the cruelty of the Spanish people was “Las Casas tells how ‘two of these so-called Christians net two Indian boys one day, each carrying a parrot; they took the parrots and for fun beheaded the boys.’ ”.4 This quote alone gives the reader the proof that the Indians were mistreated horribly and that this changes how we should view Columbus and the Europeans in the New World. Thus, Zinn basically explains how numerous people’s viewpoints on Columbus are being warped into thinking Christopher Columbus was a heroic adventurer who did not cause any bloodshed, when in fact, he and many Spaniards killed and captured numerous Arawak people because of their greed for conquest, slavery, death, and the most precious of them all,
In the years 1519-1521 Hernando Cortes, a Spanish conquistador that had conquered and defeated the Aztec empire (Nelson, Aztec Empire for Kids: Spanish Conquest). He wanted to find new land for Spain, covert inhabitants to Catholicism, and raid the lands for gold and other treasures. The Aztecs were wiped out and resulted in Hernan Cortez taking power of the new land
Odysseus is selfish and hypocritical person, after twenty-years of being at war he expects to walk in like he has never left. Even once he returns, he continues killing, and demolishing a hundred peaceful suitors. Odysseus leave for the Trojan War twenty-years earlier with men, and returns back to Ithaca with no
Hemingway mirrors brutal events in his novel, through the similar traits of brutality found between the Republican massacre in the unnamed town, and the Falangists’ (the Spanish Fascist party) rape of Maria. Pilar recalls a massacre in an unnamed town, where Pablo has twenty fascists “beaten to death with flails and thrown from the top of the cliff above the river.”1 The Fascists would each be beaten and driven through two lines of flail-armed men, until the crowd threw them off the cliff at the end of the lines. Pilar notes that this brutal, collective killing of the Fascists was intended to motivate the Republicans in taking greater action against the Fascists. Initially, the massacre is described as akin to passing “a holy image in a procession”2,
Ferdinand original mission was to travel to Asia for spices, well things turned out a lot differently than planned. In Document E it states that Magellan stops at the Philippians and decided that God had more for him. When stopped in the Philippians he converted over 2,000 people to Christianity, this is not what the crew had signed up for. For those who did not convert to Christianity he threatened to burn down their villages, which ended up happening. Magellan set a village on fire, and it was the village that Lapu Lapu the chief lived in.
Maya prepared for battle but the Spanish beat them. The Spanish massacred the Mayan but the Mayan launched a coordinated attack in response but, the rebels retreated after a savage counter attack. When the Spaniards enslaved the Mayans, if a Mayan revolted they were burnt alive and hung because the Spanish believed that if they did not keep the Mayan at a constant state of fear the Mayan would rise up against them. The Spanish would hurl native Americans into pits with sharpened stakes if the dared to resist them. The
Settlers first reached Virginia in 1606 to compete with the Spanish for gold and natural resources, but also find a passage to the Indies. They first started as a joint-stock company. The first years of establishment were harsh because of disease and food going rotting, leading to starvation. When John Smith took charge in 1608, he had the colony stop endlessly searching for gold. Despite Smith’s efforts, only sixty colonists out of the four hundred survived the “Starving time” winter.
Christopher Columbus We are starting this essay on Christopher Columbus about should we celebrate columbus day.I know that we get out of school on this day but we shouldn't have to celebrate him because he was a cruel evil man.After him and his friends discovered america his did a lot of mean things.I think we shouldn't celebrate columbus day cause he was heartless. One reason why i think we shouldn't celebrate columbus day is that him and his men enslaved many native inhabitants of the west indies and subjected them to them to extreme violence and brutality.The detail that i got is that columbus enacted policy of forced labor in which native were put to work for the sake of profits.He did a lot of bad things & he treated people wrong why would we celebrate somebody that treat everybody like they trash.According to the text on his first day in the new world ,he ordered six of the natives to be seized,writing in his
Hence, the English settlers generated violence that lead to massacres. They wanted to have control over the Maoris people themselves. Likewise, the white settlers thought the Native Americans were less intelligent because they couldn’t build proper houses, and so treated them as the inferior group in the society. Not only that, but both groups were taken advantage of in terms of land and trading. For instance, the Maoris’ officials would let the settlers have a piece of their land, in exchange for goods.
Sydney Cooper Professor Seekatz History 017A 21 February 2018 FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Spanish Colonization and Its Lack of Progress Father Luis Jayme’s critique of the Spanish Soldiers Behavior, written in 1772, accentuates the little success Spanish colonization had made due to the maltreatment and lack of trust between the Spanish soldiers and the Natives, along with faultiness in religious customs. The relationship between the Spanish settlers and the Native Indians was brutal and unstable. The Spanish desired the California land and saw it to be ideal to try and colonize, but in order to do so, they had to overcome and intervene with the daily life of the Native Indians whom already called this territory home. Instead of trying to create a positive relationship with the Natives, the Spanish went in and demanded for what they wanted. The soldiers were cruel to the Natives, and used rape and obstruction of their land in doing so.
stood to gain copious amounts of land and in return the American government would sacrifice its honor. The Trail of Tears and the 1830 Indian Removal would be the beginning of a great division that would occur within the U.S. Americans would later watch in disgust WWII would occur speaking to the similarities of the events and the comparisons of leaders. But what remains a fact is the 1830 Indian Removal was nothing short of ethnic cleansing. The loss of thousands of Cherokee people had to be answered for and balanced out according to Cherokee Law. The individuals responsible for the New Treaty of Echota would undergo their sentence for the violating of the Blood Law and 3 Cherokee men would die in one day.
Religion also played a critical part in the defeat of the Incas. The Spaniards’ thought of themselves as superior and when Atahualpa threw their “Book” on the ground, the religious Spaniards were deeply offended. They immediately started fighting and quickly overpowered the surprised Indians. 22. Diseases probably played the biggest role in the collapse of the Incan empire.
With the first wave of Spanish colonization of the New World, many indigenous peoples were killed and their lands were seized and their way of life was destroyed (Tindall 26-27). When the Spanish showed up, they greatly overpowered indigenous peoples. They had iron, seafaring vessels, firearms, explosives, and swords, with indigenous peoples had copper, dugout canoes, arrows, and tomahawks (Tindall 27). This is immoral because the indigenous peoples would have no chance against the Spanish, and killing the indigenous people was senseless since they couldn’t fight back well anyway. When indigenous people were threatened by people in a village Columbus left behind, they attacked, killing ten people, only to lead to a retaliation that decimated their numbers (Tindall 21).