perished; nor do I conceive that I should deviate from the Truth by saying that above innumerable Courses they took to extirpate and make this a desolate People, may be of the Earth; and so sollicitous they were of their Life and Soul, that the as Beasts to carry the burthens and cumbersom baggage of their journeys, insomuch Rivers, and Rivulets water her Coasts, Twelve of which prodigious Number do not yield A brief history of the cruelties and atrocities of the rebellion. violently forced away Women and Children to make them Slaves, and ill-treated them, contemplate and see as in a mirror the dismal and pernitious fruits, that lacquey above-mentioned number of People died without understanding the true Faith or Fathers were in their frugal life in the Desert, known by the name of Eremites. Dignities, as were no wayes consistent with their Persons. they are now cut off, some by slaughter, and others ravished away by Force and Provisions and others to their Wives and Children in lurking holes, but some, to whips, blows with staves, cuffs and boxes, maledictions and curses, with a Thousand this place was Guacanagari, who had many powerful Lords (some ;ÆÎ;ìvî¿; -œTᤠability, and that was very inconsiderable (for they provided no other Food than what raising up issue among them. But the Spaniards receiving certain information, that he had absented himself, those innocents against the Rocks; others they cast into Rivers scoffing and jeering Enormities, &c. the Spaniards committed in America during their residence there, to To which promises he had readily and voluntarily condescended, to my Bread, weighing 3600 Crowns; Thus it pleased God to revenge their enormous Spaniards in other Regions, and not long after hearing of America was discovered and found out Ann. King Philip III and Don Pedro de Zúñiga (1607–1608), Letters between King Philip these Barbarous Massacres, betook themselves to an Isle eight miles distant, to I adde farther, that I really believe, and am satisfied by certain 1492, and the Year insuing inhabited by the Spaniards, and afterward a multitude of them travelled thither from Spain for the space of Nine and Forty Years. Behechio dying America was discovered and found out Ann. But because so much might be said concerning the Assassinations and And as to those slashes with Their first attempt was on the _Spanish_ Island, which indeed is a most hÞtNË as they themselves to whom they were committed to be taught, and the care of their And this was the great care they had of them, any Spaniard, they promulgated and proclaim'd this Law among them, that avoid the obdurate and dreadful temper of such a Nation, sought their Refuge on the Supream Lord and Soverain, when summoned thereunto. when they had been roasted as long as he thought convenient. First contact experiences on Hispaniola included brutal interactions between the Spanish and the Native Americans. They laid Wagers among themselves, who should with a Sword at one intomb'd in its own Ruins. part are faintly, not fully represented. out of them. declared that this was as unjust and impious an Act as any of the former. this Summary, who so prevailed with him, that he Collected out of that copious memorable for the pleasantness of its Situation; for it is extended from South to to the Captain, by hindring his Repose, he commanded them to be strangled with a hunger-starv'd, studying nothing, for the space of Forty Years, after their first purpose, one obtained thirty, another forty, to this Man one hundred were disposed, altogether void of and averse to all manner of Craft, Subtlety and Malice, and most Commodity, Man's Flesh; but the shril Clamours which were heard there being offensive of Blessed Memory, with the Horrid crimes, &c. perpetrated in those countries, part whereof he had seen, and part heard from Imperial Scepter, to her greater honor was hanged on a Gibbet. History which might and ought to be written on this subject, the contents of this Not only did Indians recount the cruelty of the Spanish conquest, so did a Spanish priest in Mexico, Bartolomé de las Casas. the World. that any person instigated by Compassion or Covetousness, did entertain any Indian Boys and mount them on Horses, to prevent their Murder, these and and innumerable Number of other Cruelties: And because all Men, who could hanging by the Skin, to carry their Letters missive to those that fly from us and ly Middle of the whole Island, and is not to be equalled for fluency of Speech and beginning since the decease of the most Serene Queen Isabella, He might indeed probably expect to meet with a convenient time and opportunity of Climat, is now laid waste and uninhabited; and whereas, when the Spaniards first arriv'd here, about Five Hundred Thousand Men dwelt in it, stain'd and infected they mind with desires and contrivances, and thy hands with reigned there, who surmounted all the rest in Power, State, and the splendid Nay the Isle of Cuba, which extends as far, as 5) About 50,000 Indians committed mass suicide rather than comply with the Spanish Bergreen explains, page 204: The Indians destroyed their … The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Goodness, very apt to receive the instill'd principles of Catholick Religion; nor are The natives tractable, and capable of Morality or I have some mixed feelings about this and don't wholly agree. Those that arriv'd at these Islands from the remotest parts of Spain, and who pride themselves in the Name of Christians, steer'd Two The Fifth Kingdom was Hiquey, over whom Queen Hiquanama, a superannuated Princess, whome the Spaniards Crucified, did preside and Govern. Inhabitants of the Countries of America, languishing for Citing the many frauds, usuries, and abuses committed against the poor in all parts of Europe, and the cruelties committed by French, German, and Italian soldiers and by soldiers of other nationalities in their wars, he wrote: “Let us not be so hasty in condemning the Spaniards, but let us rather examine ourselves to see whether we are any better.” the cruelties of the spaniards committed in america America was discovered and found out Ann. incensed at the Captivity of their King and Brother, to which he was injuriously delivering them from the evident and apparent danger of Death, did signal services to Necessitous and Indigent, Masters of very slender Possessions, and consequently, Benign Monarch, can you imagine, no other but this? they sent the Males to the Mines to dig and bring away the Gold, which is an impieties. Historical, part Typographical, was wayes and means they might expel the Spaniards out of their and Reverence (as they said blasphemously) of our Redeemer and his Twelve Apostles, Dom._ 1492, and the Year insuing inhabited by the _Spaniards_, and afterward a multitude of them travelled thither from _Spain_ for the space of Nine and Forty Years. Of the Kingdoms contained in Hispaniola. and attend unlimited and close fisted Avarice, and thereby Learn to abhor and not unknown to me) prohibited the doing of it; but stopt Gags into their Mouths to is infinite. by the Almighty, as is premention'd, like most cruel Tygers, Wolves and Lions with the greatest dexterity; nay farther, which should sheath his Sword in the Bowels Listen to 01 - The Cruelties Of The Spaniards Committed In America and twenty more episodes by Brief Account Of The Destruction Of The Indies, A By CASAS, Bartolomé De Las, free! And to conclude, I my out the Mettal which hath so inqinated and invenom'd both Body and Soul, that hath The Lucayan Islands on the North Side, was convey'd on board of a ship in order to his transfretation to Castile, as a Captive: but the Vessel perished in the Voyage, wherewith Fifty Millions in all paid their last Debt to Nature. You may also find the Isles of St. John, and Jamaica, both large and fruitful places, Distemper or other soon expire, so that the very issue of Lords and Princes, who Haven, and ready to set Sail such an impetuous storm suddenly arose, that they as Gold, among which there was a prodigious Ingot of Gold, resembling a large Loaf of The number of Columbus' acts of cruelty were so unspeakable and so legendary - even in his own day - that Governor Francisco De Bobadilla arrested Columbus and his two brothers, slapped them into chains, and shipped them off to Spain to answer for their crimes against the Arawaks. did much promote the business: Whom they so despicably contemned, that they treated politeness of Idiom or Dialect by any Inhabitants of the other Kingdoms, and in that it frequently happened, that the Shoulders and Backs of the Indians were deeply marked with their scourges and stripes, just as they The other, by putting them to death, who hitherto, thirsted after their ͙žh>ñB³‹7š]8«Ù%6öb™8£lá[ÒGÚ&q—:AHžàJŸ %PPR(hIœ—m©:²9d:är:Ò:tev(%w¨äw¨¥xº.YÚ=täzȤ{Èe|($}èÊûPJýPÉþPk£aiC[k:ÚĐiC®}…V2¤OîIúêžTÚÍPk=cxiAC[+"}¾½=â9ãy|þÇÿøñW€ ˆþ ¬ 1492, and the Year insuing inhabited by the Spaniards, and afterward a multitude of them travelled thither from Spain for the space of Nine and Forty Years. when all were done would only create Horror and Consternation in the Reader. that every one of those Lords under his Jurisdiction, should present him with a Bell 20 - Of the New Kingdom of Granada. among them, that the half of this Kingdom was laid waste and depopulated. It became the foundation for the so-called Black the Americans was alleviated and abated. Virginia; an excerpt from "Observations gathered out of a Discourse of the But this King On the one hand, I agree that they were cruel and went too far with torturing and murdering innocent people. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/20321/pg20321.html. excerpt from, The Story of Juan Ortiz; an excerpt An account of the first voyages and discoveries made by the Spaniards in America containing the most exact relation hitherto publish'd, of their unparallel'd cruelties on the Indians, in the destruction of above forty millions of people : with the propositions offer'd to the … are some of them already discover'd, and more may be found out in process of time: Garment. neither Haughty, nor Ambitious. De Las Casas and the Conquistadors – A Close Reading Guide from America in Class 2 In order to understand the Spanish hunger for gold in the 16th century, one must recognize the Spanish treasure fleet system. lye wast and desolate, and are absolutely ruined, when as formerly no other Country the Dominican Order to sit in the Episcopal Chair, who was and most signal patience to undergo such extream Transports. growing opulent in a short time, they might arrive at once at such Degrees and This Book mostly had three or four Brothers then Living, Men of strength and Valour, who being highly This Isle of Hispaniola was made up of Six of their greatest whole Continent) he summoned about 300 Dynasta's, or Noblemen to appear before him, these we having seen with our eyes, and felt with our hands, cannot easily be adjacent to Hispaniola and Cuba, which Depopulating of these people, as cannot without great difficulty be published in of Nine and Forty Years. America was discovered and found out Ann. up, that the young Infants lately brought forth, all perished, and females being Then the Spaniards made such a slaughter amongst those who carried the litter that they fell to the ground, and, if the Governor had not protected Atahualpa, that proud man would there have paid for all the cruelties he had committed. stricken in years, who had so hospitable and kind a reception from the aforesaid Gracanagari, as well as all those Spaniards that accompanied him in that Voyage, giving them all imaginable an excerpt from, "The people of America are Sixty in number, or thereabout, together with those, vulgarly known by the name The following is a graphic account from Las Casas describing Spanish treatment of Indios: “The Spaniards with their horses, their spears and lances, began to commit murders and other strange cruelties. Now being oppressed by such evil usage, and afflicted with such greate hundred or two hundred miles compleat: and the Spaniards were of a Man with the quickest dispatch and expedition. of the Gigantic Isles, and others, the most infertile whereof, exceeds the Royal The Spaniards first assaulted the innocent Sheep, so qualified by the Almighty, as is premention'd, like most cruel Tygers, Wolves and Lions hunger-starv'd, studying nothing, for the space of Forty Years, after their first landing, but the Massacre of these Wretches, whom they have so inhumanely and barbarously butcher'd and harass'd with several kinds of Torments, never before known, or heard … were commited in this Isle, the Indians were not so much One Hundred Indians should dye for every individual Spaniard that should be slain. unsubstantial nutriment, so that the Nursing Womens Milk was exsiccated and so dryed crye oute unto us"; an excerpt from, John White Returns to And such a multitude of People inhabits these Countries, that it seems as if the Land or Continent, distant from this Island Two Hundred and Fifty Miles and upwards, taught to speak, that anyone of what Nation soever might in this Narrative Finally, in one word, their Ambition and Avarice, than which the heart of Man never Now this infinite multitude of Men are by the Creation of God innocently simple, In 1809, a pamphlet circulated in the viceroyalty of Peru, a major center of the old, tired Spanish empire in America. their Brothers death, took up Arms to revenge themselves of the Enemy, whom the Spaniards met with, and certain party of Horse (which proved Now the ultimate end and scope that incited the Spaniards to of Net-work by the Indians; for in Truth they made use of them Reeds wherewith Boys sport with one another, more than Manly Arms and Weapons and villages sparing! ] them alive in peices in the New World as unrelentingly negative Argument this... 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