Las Casas Short Account Of The Destruction Of The Indies
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Bartolome’ De Las Casas stated that “those who have traveled to this part of the world pretending to be Christians have uprooted these pitiful peoples and wiped them from the face of the earth (Las Casas, 12). After reading the horrific accounts of what has occurred to those “unassuming, long suffering, unassertive and submissive” peoples of the Indies that “are with out without malice or guile, and are utterly faithful and obedient both to their own native lords and to the Spainards in whose service they now find themselves” (Las Casas, 10). As a god-fearing man of the priesthood, I utterly deplore the use of my Christian faith as a ruse of the Spaniards in the Indies to justify their agenda of greed and destruction.
It is my personal inclination that the text I have just read finds it’s way into the hands of all the peoples of Spain, in hopes that they to agree that our men in the Indies to have “lost all...
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