A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - Chapter 19 The Great Kingdoms and Provinces known as Peru Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 The Great Kingdoms and Provinces known as Peru Summary and Analysis

In 1531 Francisco Pizzarro journeyed to Peru. He set out with his men with his own campaign in mind for the area, similar to the campaigns of his predecessors in other parts of the New World. His first act was to turn a few towns upside down in search of gold. When they made it to the coast, they sailed to the island of Puna where they were welcomed by the natives. In less than six months Pizzarro and his men ate all of the food, forcing the natives to reach into their reserve food supply that they kept in case of drought or famine. With tears in their eyes they offered their food. Afterwards they were enslaved or killed, leaving the island completely depopulated.

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