A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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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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