Bartolome de las Casas excerpts and encomienda
This is a 1.5 page excerpt from de Las Casas' A Short Account of the Devastation of the Indies where he described the brutality of the conquistadors and the harshness of the encomienda labor system. I have included numerous footnotes to help students with difficult vocabulary. The directions ask students to code and annotate for his perspective, motive, and biases. It also includes two questions at the end about de las Casas' motive and whether or not Charles V should continue or end the encomienda system of labor.


Save for later
  • Bartolome de Las Casas Handout.doc

About this resource


Created: Jul 28, 2015

Updated: Aug 19, 2015

doc, 42 KB

Bartolome de Las Casas Handout

Report a problem

Categories & Ages

Tes Classic Free Licence

How can I re-use this?