A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 3 & 4 The Islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica & Cuba Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 & 4 The Islands of Puerto Rico and Jamaica & Cuba Summary and Analysis

In 1509 the Spaniards landed in Puerto Rico and Jamaica, lands very rich in milk and honey. The natives there were tortured, burned, and massacred as they were on Hispaniola. The population was around six hundred thousand to a million but only two hundred people remained on the two islands when the Spaniards were over.

In 1511 the Spaniards landed in Cuba and were even crueler to these people than the others. Hatuey, a leader who fled from Hispaniola to Cuba with his people, heard the Spaniards arrived in Cuba and quickly gathered his people. He talked to them about the Spaniards arrival as he held up a piece of gold. He called it the God of the Spaniards because he saw how much they worshiped gold...

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