A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 17 & 18 The Mainland in the Region known as Florida & The River Plate Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 & 18 The Mainland in the Region known as Florida & The River Plate Summary and Analysis

In 1538 Hernando de Soto arrived in the area known as Florida with a large force and a planned campaign set to tyrannize the people and rob them of their wealth and lives. He had already dirtied his hands in other parts of the New World. De Las Casas states that the longer these men are in the New World the more atrocities they engage in and the worse their crimes are. It is as if they know they are already damned to hell, so they go all out. In Florida they found intelligent, good looking people who lived in structured societies. They murdered most of them to strike terror in the survivors in order to control them better. Word...

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