Title: Breve relacion de la destruccion de las Indias occidentales. Contributor Names: Casas, Bartolomé de las, Created / Published: Filadelfia, J.F. . A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an account written by the. Since the sixteenth century the Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias () by Bartolomé de las Casas (–) has been.

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On the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish were herding people into a straw building and setting fire to it, burning the occupants alive.

The following 5 pages uses this file: The account is one of the first attempts by a Indis writer of the colonial era to depict examples of unfair treatment that indigenous people endured in the early stages of the Spanish conquest of the Greater Antillesparticularly the island of Hispaniola.

Las Casas’s point of view can be described as being heavily against some of the Spanish methods of colonization, which, as he describes, inflicted a great loss on the indigenous occupants of rekacion islands.

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El protector de indios. Journal of Anthropological Research. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat Inafter Las Casas first wrote the chronicle later known as A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesduring the hearings ordered by Charles Breviisima of Spain to resolve issues of forceful conversion and colonial exploitation of Indians, Las Casas presented the account before the members of the Council of the Indies as proof of atrocities committed upon Indians by colonial authorities.

It is important to look at A Short Account as an important observation of what was happening to the indigenous people at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors, but also as an example of rhetoric or propaganda.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. De Las Casas has been accused by many scholars [ citation needed ] about making exaggerated claims in terms of the death toll and mistreatment of the indigenous people. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that marks a significant moment in the way 21st century colonial Latin American historians would address world history.

If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the sestruccion may not fully reflect those of the original file. The purpose of A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies was to convince the King of Spain to take action on the mistreatment of the indigenous people of the Americas.

The images described by Las Casas were later depicted by Theodor de Bry in copper brdvisima engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain.

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The images described by Las Casas were later depicted destrucciion Theodor de Bry in copper plate engravings that helped expand the Black Legend against Spain. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies is a book that is acclaimed by scholars for its rhetorical effect.

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His account was largely responsible for the passage of the new Spanish colonial laws known as the New Laws ofwhich abolished native slavery for the first time in European colonial history and led to the Valladolid debate.

It was republished inby Indizs Evertszoon Cloppenburchalongside the book Origin and progress of the disturbances in the Netherlands by Dutch historian Johannes Gysius. Wikisource has original text related inidas this article: He describes the extensive torture, murder, and mutilation of the Natives, referring to them as “innocent Sheep” who were “assaulted” by the Spanish destruccikn.

De Las Casas is also noted as one of the first writers and thinkers to racialize the indigenous people of the Americas. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the s, people did not know what caused disease or how it spread.

The discovery of germs wasn’t until the s, and their association with diseases was not even brevisuma by the medical profession until the s. De Las Casas revised and re-edited this book in order to make his best argument in favor of the indigenous people. However, Las Casas found their attempts insufficient to protect the welfare of the Indians, and returned to Spain to appeal to the Spanish monarch in