Conquistadors: Unnecessary Cruelty

Good Essays
Zinn focuses the written work on the unnecessary violence expressed by different conquistadors and the way that other sources portray the events in a less than factual way. The conquistadors were led by their desire for treasures and grew increasingly lazy and cruel as they stayed in the America’s. Their stay had affected the way that they think and do things everyday because they had the “indians” at their every beck and call. To achieve the submissive actions of the Natives the conquistadors has taken advantage of their hospitality by having them lead them to the gold and punished them to death. This cruelty is what lead to the mass genocide of a single community of people. People died from famine, exhaustion and everyday things due to the
Get Access