Chapter 1 Hispaniola
• De las Casas writes the account to tell the King of Spain about the abuse of natives and the gold hoarding that is occurring in the New World.
• The original purpose of the expeditions was to convert the natives to Christianity.
• The Spanish killed many natives in order to take their gold, however.
• The Island of Hispaniola was the first territory that the Spanish landed on.
• The natives welcomed the Spanish, but the Spanish began treating the natives badly.
• The Spanish ate so much of the food that some of the natives tried to hide their food.
• The natives took up arms against the Spanish when a commander raped the chief's wife.
• The Spanish killed the natives in brutal ways.
• Those who managed to escape had wild dogs sent after them.
Chapter 2 The Kingdoms of Hispaniola
• There were five kingdoms in Hispaniola.
• Magua was led by...
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