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Marc Pomi Professor Brooke Larson History 213 Colonial Latin America 10/24/2008 DQP #2 The invading of Latin Americas was a time of turmoil for the natives; specifically, the turmoil was in the Indies. One soldier, by the name of Bartolemé De Las Casas, recalled these events and the atrocious manners in which the events that took place were carried out. Las Casas also placed blame on the people who committed this vile act; he blamed this act on the Spanish Christians. Las Casas described the decline of the population several times during the book due to the tyranny of the Spaniards among the natives. He called there acts unjust and for a good reason, “with the infernal actions of the Christians, there have been unjustly slain more than twelve million men, women, and children. In truth, I believe without trying to deceive myself that the number slain is more like fifteen million” (Briffault, 31). Las Casas explained that in a rough
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