Unformatted text preview: politics behind the voyage. In doing so I believe that I have gained a greater and more in-depth understanding of the nature of the voyages. As I continued to read, Diaz further explains the type of interactions that he had with the natives of the lands that had been conquered. I grew distaste as to how he spoke of the natives as lesser beings. He showed no emotion for stripping people of land and resources. Now I realize that the Spaniards didn’t treat them too bad, however I believe that the Spaniards should have never invaded other peoples land in Latin America. The reading fully coincides with the teachings of the professor. I’ve gotten a more in-depth and personal look at the political affairs of the conquistadors, the king of Spain, the natives, and everyone affected by the conquistadors. So far, the first hand account of the events, is not only informative, but also entertaining....
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- Spring '08
- History, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Hernán Cortés, Diaz Bernal Diaz