A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies - The Kingdom of New Granada Summary & Analysis

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The Kingdom of New Granada Summary and Analysis

In 1539 some settlers who were already in Peru traveled inland from Santa Marta and Cartagena finding a beautiful country teeming with docile people that were rich with gold and emeralds. The land was given the name of New Granada because Jimenez de Quesada, who was the first adventurer to lay eyes on the land, was from Granada in Spain. He engaged in the typical ransacking and torturing of the area and King Bacata was so terrified that he willingly did whatever Quesada said, including filling his entire house with gold and handing it over to him. The only problem was that he didn't have enough gold to fill the house. The Spaniards filed suit against him. When he inevitably lost they tortured him with the strappado, burned his stomach with tallow pinned his...

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