This shows just one of the disgusting things that Columbus’s men did to the natives


This shows just one of the disgusting things that Columbus’s men did to the natives. Other accounts of his atrocities were recorded as well. Things such as, testing the sharpness of their swords by using them against the natives to see if they could cut them in half. They would have contests that would see who could cut someone’s head off the quickest. They would even throw babies into boiling soap. There is one recorded incident that is not so well known, that shows the level of their atrocities. “Bartolome De Las Casas, a former slave owner who became Bishop of Chiapas, described these exploits. ‘Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel,’ he wrote. ‘My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write.'”