A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 14 The Pearl Coast, Paria, and Trinidad Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 The Pearl Coast, Paria, and Trinidad Summary and Analysis

The entire area between Paria and the Gulf of Venezuela was completely destroyed and all the surviving natives had been enslaved. The people who lived on the island of Trinidad were good and virtuous and in 1516, Juan Bono went there with about sixty men announcing he was going to live alongside the natives. They were welcomed, fed, and housed by the generous natives who built them a large wooden house big enough for all the Spaniards to live in. The Spaniards said they wanted the house to be completed even faster and brought in more natives to finish it. With all the natives packed inside working, the Spaniards closed off all the exits while the Spaniards inside tied the naked and defenseless natives and hacked the ones that tried...

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