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  • Native Population To Christianity
    1,426 words
    ... his was a sad task for Las Casas because scarcely any of the children remained alive a few months afterward, due to violence or the disease the Spanish brought with them. Las Casas, on his travels, also saw the violence and horror, under which the Indians were caused to experience. Las Casas describes this scene upon entering the Indian village of Cao nao: 'The Cleric o was preparing for the division of the rations amongst the men, when suddenly a Spaniard, prompted, as was thought, by the D...
  • Thought Of The Indians As Barbarians
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    All of the authors we have conversed about in class and studied about at home are connected in at least one way, if not many more. For example, Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Michael Wiggles worth and John Winthrop all write about God and the way we should all act and the simple fact that we all need to be Christians and so must the Indians who occupy their lives. Where as these authors are writers of the Heavenly Father, the authors that I wish to write about, though they do speak a little ...
  • Christianize The Native Population
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    ... 's to assemble the children in order to baptize them. This was a sad task for Las Casas because scarcely any of the children remained alive a few months afterward. This was due to violence or the disease that the Spanish brought with them. Las Casas on his travels also saw the violence and horrors which the Indians were subject to. Las Casas describes this scene upon entering the Indian village of Cao nao: 'The Cleric o was preparing for the division of the rations amongst the men, when sudd...
  • Used Christianity In A Bad Way
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    In my essay I compare and contrast the different ideas of de Vaca and Handsome Lake about Christianity. Both of them used Christianity in their writings as an element, however they had different viewpoints on it. De Vaca used it to treat people in a bad way like he sees them as miserable people, but Handsome Lake used it to treat people (Indians) in a better way. And I will try to prove these things in my essay. De Vaca behaved toward Indians very badly. When we read his text about Relation of A...
  • Alliance Between The Church And Spanish Monarchy
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    As the Middle Ages came to a close, the ideas of the renaissance started to take hold and the power of the Church gradually began to lessen. The monarchies of Europe also began to grow replacing the Church's power. Monarchies, during the Middle Ages and the dawn of the Renaissance, did not so much seek the guidance of the Church as it sought their approval. However, during the age of discovery, the Church was still a great influence. The discovery of the New World and its inhabitants presented p...
  • Thoughts Of The Indians
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    "Are These Not Also Men?' Essay, Research " Are These Not Also Men?' "Are These Not Also Men?' In 1511, Fray Antonio Montes inos spoke the words, "Are these not also men?' His famous quote was a response to the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples that inhabited the Americas, by the conquering Spanish. Immediately upon discovering and colonizing the New World a widespread debate arose in regards to the usage and treatment of the native Indians. This debate was primarily focused on how to class...

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