Essay on `` Savages `` By Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca

720 Words Sep 28th, 2015 3 Pages
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 their own divine government in which would be pure and have none of the problems that the Western Hemisphere encountered. The Native Americans were nomadic, so they didn’t believe the land should belong to one ideology. Columbus, after numerous attempts, finally reached an agreement with the monarch of Spain, to find a trading route to reach India. The traveler’s quest was unsuccessful, but he did manage to find uncharted land. In Columbus’ “From Letter to Luis de Santangel Regarding the First Voyage” he denies…

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