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Acknowledgment of Copyrights and Sources
Part I. European Encounters
“The People Who Greeted Columbus,” by Irving Rouse, from The Tainos: Rise and
Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press,
1992), 9–17, 161–164. Used by permission of Yale University Press.
“Religion of the Taíno People,” by Ramón Pané, from “Relación de Fray Ramón acerca
de las antigüedades de los indios” in La Historia del Almirante Don Cristobal Colón
(Madrid: Tomás Minuesa, 1892), vol. 1, 282–297; vol. 2, 3–8.
 “First Descriptions of the Land, First Violence against Its People,” by Christopher Co-
lumbus, from The Journal of Christopher Columbus (During His First Voyage, 1492–93),
translated by Clements R. Markham (London: Hakluyt Society, 1893), 101–161.
 “Death of the Spanish at Navidad,” by Diego Álvarez Chanca, from “The Letter of Dr.
Diego Álvarez Chanca, Dated 1494, Relating to the Second Voyage of Columbus to
America,” translated by A. M. Fernández de Ybarra, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Col-
lections 48, no. 3 (July 1905), 428–458.
 “The First Christian Converts— and Martyrs— in the New World,” by Ramón Pané,
from “Relación de Fray Ramón acerca de las antigüedades de los indios” in La His-
toria del Almirante Don Cristobal Colón (Madrid: Tomás Minuesa, 1892), vol. 2, 12–20.
“Founding Santo Domingo,” by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, from Historia
general de los hechos de los Castellanos en las islas i tierra-firme del mar océano (Madrid:
Imprenta Real, 1601), bk. 3, 71.
 “The Indian Monarchs,” by Luis Joseph Peguero, from Historia de la Conquista, de
la Isla España de Santo Domingo trasumptada el Año de 1762: Traducida de la Historia
general de las Indias escrita por Antonio de Herrera cronista mayor de Su Magestad, y
de las Indias, y de Castilla, y de otros autores que han escrito sobre el particular, edited
by Eduardo J. Santiago (Santo Domingo: Publicaciones del Museo De Las Casas
Reales, 1975), vol. 1, 91–93, 141–143, 148–149, 187–188.
 “Criminals as Kings,” by Bartolomé de Las Casas, from New Iberian World: A Docu-
mentary History of the Discovery and Settlement of Latin America to the Early Seventeenth
Century, edited and translated by John H. Parry and Robert G. Keith (New York:
Times Books, 1984), vol. 1, 251. 
 “A Voice in the Wilderness: Brother Antonio Montesino,” by Bartolomé de Las Casas,
from New Iberian World: A Documentary History of the Discovery and Settlement of
Latin America to the Early Seventeenth Century, edited and translated by John H. Parry
and Robert G. Keith (New York: Times Books, 1984), vol. 1, 308–312.
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