Christopher Columbus, Álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca

Over the course of history, Native Americans have become interpreted as the subject of periphery by cause of the ill assumptions of how the Christians described them as “Savages”. In the works of Christopher Columbus, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, and Bartolomé de las Casas, the Natives characterized as positive views in such ways that they were as civilized as the Spaniards. However, negative contexts indicated that Indians created war and show no signs of respect. No matter the view, there will always be one fact for certain, that the Christians wanted the land for themselves; coming from a monarch in Spain in which evoked to show patterns of failure alike Roman Catholic Republics and also the Judeo-Christians which met the same fate. The Christians interpreted the land as a distinguished beginning, a land of opportunity, not to mention the evil that God’s territories had. The plan was to have the evil vanquished from God’s territories, and then be able to start …show more content…
By reading Cabeza de Vacas’ “From The Relation of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca”, he further extrapolates, descriptions of the Indians as strong, had knowledge of agriculture, and showed little signs of civilized beings. As time passed with living with the Indians, it was time to “track down the Christians”, Cabeza de Vaca said, only to later betray them since he was still fulfilling his sole purpose of coming to the land. Even though, the periphery in Christian minds was to be rid of these Natives, in which represented evil, but not in the mind sets of Cabeza de Vaca and Casas. As a result of the process of cleaning out the land, it gave a pure outlook like God intended in through biblical text. More specifically, not only did the Spaniards covet this, but they also were searching for a new start; a new

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