Indians - Spaniards - The natives
Indians lived on an island that the Spaniards discovered and went there with the intentions of settling the land. King sent them to convert the natives to Christianity and save them from the eternal damnation. They later forgot their primary role and started hoarding gold. They killed millions of the natives for this gold. Bartelomede Las Casas was among the colonialists in the region and owned many properties and slaved. He witnessed the oppression of the natives by the colonialist and acts of violence committed against them. They tortured, raped and murdered the natives. After witnessing all these, he started preaching the atrocities of the Spaniards imposed to the natives. He wrote to the king informing him detailed account of this cruelty. This made him the protector of the Indians.
The natives were humble in nature, patient and lived in peace. They served their masters in the loyalty and remained faithful. They were weak and could not complain so much. This made them incapable of enduring heavy labor and soon died from it. They were poor and contented with the little they had. The children of the colonialists and the nobles grew up together enjoying the refinements of the life. The missionaries spread Christianity among the Indians, they observed all the rules of the church and practiced their teachings. The missionary had also to be patient in order to eliminate the culture of worshiping native religion because of the commitments they had.
[...] He witnessed the oppression of the natives by the colonialist and acts of violence committed against them. They tortured, raped and murdered the natives. After witnessing all these, he started preaching the atrocities of the Spaniards imposed to the natives. He wrote to the king informing him detailed account of this cruelty. This made him the protector of the Indians. The natives were humble in nature, patient and lived in peace. They served their masters in the loyalty and remained faithful. [...]
[...] They wrapped some of the Indians with straw and set on fire. Many Indians died during the war. Those men and women who survived the war to become slaves after the Christians divided them among themselves. They divided the slaves according to the ranks and loyalty to the tyrant governor. These slaves were to be instructed according to the Christian faith henceforth. Male slaves went to the gold mines to mine gold, and they could not get enough food from their masters. [...]
[...] The history of the destruction of the Indians has been there for so many years, but this book narrates it well. I have understood the history well, and my knowledge of history are not the same like before. This book is worth reading for any other student who want to improve knowledge of history and understand it better (Cassia & Griffin p. 278). References Casas, B & Griffin, N. (1992). A short account of the destruction of the Indies. London, England: Penguin Books. [...]
[...] The natives started concealing their wives, children and food. Some even fled to the mountains where they were safe from the cruel violence of the Spaniards. They then rose against them after committing countless cruel aggression against them together with their neighbors. They did not have superior weapons what made them weak and vulnerable. This triggered a war with the Spaniards who used horses and pikes during the war. They carried out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the town to town killing children, women and the aged. [...]
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