Unformatted text preview: trying to show to the king especially that the so called Christians have been murdering for “purely and simply greed” and not for the religious purposes (In Defense of Native Peoples, p.52). Bartolome’s purpose is for the king to change the manner in which things are happening in the New World, his stand point is against the conquest unless it is reformed. It benefits him to criticize the manner in which religion is not being projected and that there are reforms to be made because as a Dominican friar, showing the incompetency that the Franciscan friars have had in the past leaves room for the Dominican’s to change it. However, so that it does not seem like an attack on Franciscan friars, Bartolome quotes Marcos de Niza, a Franciscan friar who has witnessed the mistreatment of the natives. This will be most beneficial...
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- Spring '11
- Franciscan, Dominican Order, conquest, A. Bartolome de Las Casas, Dominican friar