Christopher Columbus And Brief Account Of The Devastation Of The Indies

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In the “Letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella (1493)” and “Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies (1542)” are both great primary sources to learn about facts and events that happen from a first-person point of view. Both parties encountered new civilization, people with their own beliefs and ideas, yet in the end reacted similar for different reasons. Christopher Columbus arrived to new land and immediately recognized what it had to offer. From the simplest things that we now take for granted to the food we eat today. Columbus described the land as a marvelous geography. Acknowledging the ocean, river beds, trees, mountains, mines anything and everything that was an abundant …show more content…

Columbus describes what they wear, which is not very much, their habits they had, and behavior. Their behavior which was a crucial entity, they seemed and were lovely people, caring people, cowardly people, who didn’t ask for much or have much, but treasured what belong to them. The Natives were not aware of the bigger plan that Europeans had in mind. In “Bartoleme de Las Casas, Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies”, the people of Hispaniola had many similarities with the Native Americans. The Indies were kind peaceful people. Faithful to their Christianity, not looking for trouble nor danger. They lived in a very humble and with no desire for more from life. Unlike some of us do now, they were not greedy to possess more other than the essentials to live. Minimal on food or rich goods to survive. When the Spaniards arrived in 1492 at Hispaniola, the loving people of the Indies soon realize the people from heaven whom they thought Spaniards were, did not exist. Indies were treated like animals if not worse. The Spaniards slaughter men and women, children, not caring or making a difference who it was. Killings thousands of live for one reason, Gold and riches. The Spaniards only cared about greed and to have more and more of what they desired. Indies, the noble people they were, did not stand a chance to fight back. They were weak and untrained to fight or go to war, so for the ones who stood up to

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