A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies


Read by Arnie Horton

(4.6 stars; 13 reviews)

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an account written by the Spanish Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas in 1542 (published in 1552) about the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas in colonial times and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. One of the stated purposes for writing the account is his fear of Spain coming under divine punishment and his concern for the souls of the Native Peoples. The account is one of the first attempts by a Spanish 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 Antilles, particularly 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, have inflicted a great loss on the indigenous occupants of the islands. (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 2 min)

Chapters

00 - The Argument of this Narrative by way of Preface to the Reader 5:24 Read by Arnie Horton
01 - The Cruelties of the Spaniards Committed in America 11:53 Read by Arnie Horton
02 - Of the Island Hispaniola 6:29 Read by Arnie Horton
03 - Of the Kingdoms contained in Hispaniola 19:13 Read by Arnie Horton
04 - Of the Isles of St. John and Jamaica 1:34 Read by Arnie Horton
05 - Of the Isle of Cuba 9:26 Read by Arnie Horton
06 - Of the Continent 11:38 Read by Arnie Horton
07 - Of the Province of Nicaraqua 8:24 Read by Arnie Horton
08 - Of new Spain 5:01 Read by Arnie Horton
09 - Of New Spain in Particular 18:09 Read by Arnie Horton
10 - Of the Kingdom and Province of Guatimala 12:13 Read by Arnie Horton
11 - A farther Discourse of New Spain: And some Account of Panuco and Xalisco 8:33 Read by Arnie Horton
12 - Of the Kingdom of Jucatan 17:56 Read by Arnie Horton
13 - Of the Province of St. Martha & Of the Province of Carthagena 10:34 Read by Arnie Horton
14 - Of the Pearl-Coast, Paria, and Trinity-Isle 18:08 Read by Arnie Horton
15 - Of the River Yuya Pari 1:18 Read by Arnie Horton
16 - Of the Kingdom of Venecuela 11:44 Read by Arnie Horton
17 - Of the Provinces of Florida 6:17 Read by Arnie Horton
18 - Of the Plate-River, that is, the Silver-River 4:41 Read by Arnie Horton
19 - Of the vast Kingdoms and Spatious Provinces of Perusia 17:51 Read by Arnie Horton
20 - Of the New Kingdom of Granada 36:30 Read by Arnie Horton

Reviews


(4 stars)

Very detailed account of atrocities by the Spaniards to the American and Caribbean people...

what they don't teach you in school


(4 stars)

this is Christopher Columbus and his crew. he had promised his investors gold and slaves and he was desperate to not let them down. these people still exist . and now use refined slavery. American dream, abortion ect.