[2015] Alexes Salinas: Bartolome de las Casas

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[2015] Alexes Salinas: Bartolome de las Casas

Bartolome was considered a traitor and was charged with treason for defending the native americans instead of supporting the Spainards. Sepulveda and de las Casas debated about the Natives. Sepulveda justified that waging war in process of conquest in order to christianize the peoples of the Americas while Bartolome argued that if the Native Americans were guilty of human sacrifice it was because of religious thought.

New Laws of 1542- denounced encomienda system a mortal sin.

de las casas wrote several books about his encounters with the maltreatement of the native americans

Bartolome was known for over exaggerating the maltreatment of the Native Americans in his books.

Bartolome de las Casas

Born in Sevilla Spain in 1484Died on July 18, 1566 in Madrid.

Studied canon law in Salmanca in order to become a priest.

encomienda system

After witnessing the abuse of the Native Americans, Bartolome did everything in his power to make the Native Americans free.

Protector of the Indians



1502- went to the Indies1502- went to Hispanola1511 - gave famous speech on behalf of the Indians




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