The natives were seen as “well-built people” but did not have the education to be compared to the advanced Spaniards (2). The “Spanish tortured, maimed, raped, slaughtered, and burned” the Natives in search of gold (2). It was very common for the Spanish to be extremely harsh as they had one goal in mind witch was greed. They would torcher children, hang people, and even have dogs brutally attack them. Ferdinand and Isabella sought after power and declared themselves rulers of the natives and all that apposed were enslaved, torched, than killed.
(Pané) He calls it a miracle that the Spaniards captured some of the natives and burned them. The next sentence goes on to talk about how the natives continued evilly killing the Spanish. He portrays the relationship with a lot of anger and bitterness on both
During the Sixteenth century Bartolome de las Casas, a Bishop of Chiapas, was in New- Spain looking over the region. While there, he had noticed that innocent Native American men, women and children were murdered in mass quantities. Therefore, he exercised his opinions in a series of documents to show his point of view on what sins the Spaniards are committing on the Indigenous people. Bartolome de las Casas write gruesome seeing’s of plain out murder of Indigenous people in Chiapas. He states, “… the Christians have slain and destroyed so many and such infinite numbers of souls, has been simply to get, as their ultimate end, the Indians’ gold of them” (de las Casas A Short Account of the Destruction) Because of selfish reasons of receiving
For many years, people have debated over whether Christopher Columbus is a hero or a villain. Based on background research I have done, Columbus, to me, has proven to be a villain. Columbus forced the Indigenous people of America (Native Americans) to change their religion. He put them into slavery and abused them. They were also infected by the diseases that the Spaniards were immune to.
Too me its negative because of all the innocent children and men and women that died and gang estcon was like hey i 'll protect you if you pay me if you don 't pay me i 'll kill your whole village go look what i did too the last people. Anyways my view of it was that he just wanted money and he raped the women and stole from the familys of the houses he set fire too and used it too make fire departments and he would have too steal too keep the fire
Primary Source Analysis 1 The primary source that was used for this paper is the Bartolome de la Casas, “A Spanish Critique of New World Conquest”. Bartolome de la Casas travelled from Spain to join the Dominican order and eventually became a Bishop in Chiapas, Mexico. Bartolome was known for advocating for the Indians and eventually became known as “Protector of the Indians”. The question is rather he advocated for the Indians out of religious interest or humanitarian sympathy. Humanitarian sympathy is the more logical choice because he speaks as if he is disappointed in the Christians actions of killing so many Indians for no reason.
There are many records of spanish conquistadors not letting the indians get in the way of taking over the land. Then, in the third sentence, he continues to discuss why the Black Legend has developed, with people being angered by the unfair cruelty the spanish that they don’t necessarily get the full understanding of the Black Legend propaganda. Furthermore, I think by what he means by it “flourishes in an atmosphere of indignation” is that the idea was thought up by people who were anti-Hispanic prejudice and wanted to give name to the way Spaniards were so
Although renowned for his skill as a soldier, Alvarado is known also for the cruelty of his treatment on native populations, and mass murders committed in the subjugation of the native peoples of Mexico. Unlike De Vaca, Pedro was feared by the Indians and had many conflicts with them. He was known as the red sun whether this was because of his red of hair or a more malicious reason is disputed. Both of these conquistadors had extremely different experiences during their encounters with the Indians. Both of these conquistadors had major effects such as starting the development of New Spain and the search for gold in the Americas.
Other European countries quickly followed suit and began to explore and invade the New World. The Spanish conquistadors invaded areas of Central and South America looking for riches, ultimately destroying the powerful Aztec and Inca cultures. The course of New World explorations was deeply affected by the invaders’ interactions with indigenous groups—interactions that, through a combination of violence and disease, resulted in massive declines in indigenous populations. As it was made clear by the accounts of Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas, these explorers treated the indigenous people with excruciatingly harsh and cruel behavior. Bartolomé de las Casas accounts that the loss of life was so great during these times that multiple islands were nearly devoid of all human life.
At first, they started with anyone that had an education and ethnic or religious minorities. The reason they targeted the educated people was so that no one would rebel or be smart enough to rebel. But then, they started killing anyone who could not work or make the journeys to the concentration camps. Pol Pot then developed the “Killing Fields” which were sites set up in desolate areas all over the country. This is where all the Cambodian’s who could not work ended up being killed and left there when they could not work anymore.
Las Casas was finally convinced that all the actions of the Spanish in the New World had been illegal and that they constituted a great injustice. He made up his mind to give up his slaves and encomienda, and started to preach that other colonists should do the same. When his preaching met with resistance, he realized that he would have to go to Spain to fight there against the enslavement and abuse of the native people. Aided by Pedro de Córdoba and accompanied by Antonio de Montesinos, he left for Spain in September 1515, arriving in Seville in November same year. Las Casas`s work provoked heated debate in Spain and initiated reforms designed to bring greater “love and moderation” to Spanish-Indians relationships.
Chaos swept over the Indians and the rebellion. They went on a rampage and fell murderously upon the Indians. Bacon suddenly dies of disease. Berkeley crushed the rebellion with brutally hanging more than twenty of the rebels (Document B). Later on both Virginia and Maryland employed the “headright” system to encourage the importation of servant workers (Document C).
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).