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De Las Casas has a deep compassion for the native people, though he refers to them as resembling innocent sheep and docile creatures throughout the book. Do you think this is due to feelings of superiority for being a Christian himself and that the unconverted natives are level with animals?

The natives always did what the Spaniards asked them to do, including handing over their own people when asked to do so without a fight. Why wouldn't the Spaniards just take the gold and slaves without killing the rest of the natives?

News traveled to a few of the neighboring native towns about the atrocities of the Spaniards, yet they continued to welcome them. Why do you think the natives kept trusting the Spaniards?

Conquering land and groups of people has happened throughout history and throughout the world. What is the typical scenario of...

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