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Native Americans And Africans In The European And Spanish Colonization

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The Calamity of Native Americans and Africans in the European and Spanish Colonization The European Colonization of the Americas is described as the foundation and settlement of the Americas by different European powers. Although the European Colonization of the Americas can be portrayed as a success. Nevertheless, it is a calamity because many Native Americans were tortured or killed with military force, and African individuals were enslaved and killed to create a “new world”. Not only did the colonist kill Native Indians and Africans, but also took their freedom and religion away. When the Spanish colonist landed on the shore of the Americas, military force was used to conquer and establish land. Bartolomé de las Casas, a Spanish missionary and historian, advocated and exposed the cruelty against Native Americans. Las Casas’ main goal was to persuade the Spanish to stop the torture of indigenous people. In the document, A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies, Las Casas’ explains, “ Those that arriv’d at these Islands from the remotest parts of Spain, and who pride themselves in the Name of Christians, steer’d Two courses principally, in order to the Exptirpation, and Exterminting of this People from the face of the Earth”(A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies). Just like African individuals, Native Indians were also enslaved and forced to work. Many Indians were forced to carry army gear and supplies as stated by Horowitz, “bound Indians in
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