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Bartolomé de Las Casas - A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies Assignment Directions: Read through the primary source from Bartolome de Las Casas. Respond to the following questions. 1. Hispaniola is where Columbus landed and colonized. According to de Las Casas, what happened there?
2. De Las Casas says that the Spanish had two courses - what were they? Why?
3. How can we tell from de Las Casas’ account that the true aim of the Spanish wasn’t converting the natives to Catholicism, but actually just getting gold?

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