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Bartolome De Las Casas

Bartolome De Las Casas is the main character and writer of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. He was born in Spain and became a Franciscan Friar when he became of age. He doesn't give extensive information about his life before he was a friar, or even afterwards, because he believed only in talking about what was important to the conversion of the New World. His main purpose in life was to shed light on the hostility toward the natives. His personal life was thus irrelevant to the cause. He was very devoted to the Spanish crown, especially to the wishes of Queen Isabelle who wanted to save the souls of the natives by converting them to Christianity. He traveled throughout the regions of the New World from the north of South America to modern day Florida. He tried very hard to...

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