South America On The Eve Of Emancipation; The Southern Spanish Colonies In The Last Half-century Of…

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byBernard Moses

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...or neglect, he is required to lie flat on his face, when his thin drawers, which make up his whole dress, are taken off, and he is scourged with the rod, being himself obliged to count the lashes that are inflicted upon him, until the number prescribed in the sentence has been completed. He then gets up, and is required to kneel in presence of the man with the whip, and, kissing his hand, to say to him,'May God bless you!' the trembling lips of the wretched Indian thus giving thanks in the name of God for the stripes inflicted upon him, almost always unjustly. Nor are men alone subject to punishment, but their wives and children, and even the caciques, whose rank and dignity entitle them to consideration. "The practice of scourging the Indians so unmercifully is not confined to the factories, plantations, and mita Indians, but the priests chastize their parishioners, and exact any service from them whatever by dint of blows; for if the Indian should not do promptly what is required of him, it is deemed sufficient motive to make him lie down, and to inflict stripes upon him with a whip, or with the reins of the horse, until his strength is exhausted."1 But the punishment of the Indians was not confined to floggings of this kind. "The most insatiable spirit of revenge has never been able to invent any species of punishment which the Indian does not receive at the hand of the Spaniards." 2 The hardships which the Indians suffered were not alone the results of corporal punishments received. Their property was often the spoil of the Spaniard. In laying out the townships certain portions were allotted to the caciques and Indians belonging to the township, but "avarice has gradually curtailed them to such a degree, that the tracts which re...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...or neglect, he is required to lie flat on his face, when his thin drawers, which make up his whole dress, are taken off, and he ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021799766X

ISBN - 13:9780217997669

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