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" They should be good servants and of quick intelligence, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no creed. "
The History of North America - Page 104
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A Source Book in Geography

George Kish - 1978 - 453 pages
...should be good servants and of quick intelligence, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no creed. Our Lord willing, at the time of my departure I will...
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Native Americans in the Twentieth Century

James Stuart Olson, Raymond Wilson - 1984 - 236 pages
...should be good servants and of quick intelligence, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no creed.* Thus blinded by severe ethnocentrism, Columbus and most...
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Refiguring America: A Study of William Carlos Williams' In the American Grain

Bryce Conrad - 1990 - 177 pages
...trimming statements such as, "It appeared to me to be a race of people very poor in everything," and, "They should be good servants and intelligent, for...Christians, as it appeared to me that they had no religion," Journal of the First Voyage, 111. 48. Williams plays on the Genoan's name. Christophoro literally means...
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Empowerment through Multicultural Education

Christine E. Sleeter - 1991 - 340 pages
...girl... They should be good servants and quick to learn, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no religious beliefs. Our Lord willing, at the time of my departure,...
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Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas

J. Daniel Rogers, Samual M. Wilson - 1993 - 238 pages
...1492, the day of his landfall in the New World, Columbus became the first spokesman for this position: They should be good servants and intelligent, for...Christians, as it appeared to me that they had no religion, (Columbus 1893:38) A metaphor for the view of Native Americans as passive recipients of European culture...
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"The Heathen in His Blindness"--: Asia, the West, and the Dynamic of Religion

S. N. Balagangadhara - 1994 - 563 pages
...be good servants and very intelligent, for I have observed that they soon repeat everything that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for they appear to me to have no religion" And in a letter he wrote shordy after his journal entry,...
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With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America

Scott Christianson - 2000 - 394 pages
...anything that they possess, and show as much love as if their hearts went into it."4 He was quick to add, "They should be good servants and intelligent, for...observed that they quickly took in what was said to them."5 He took six of them as prisoners and resumed his journey.6 Columbus made it back to Spain with...
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Imag(in)ing Otherness: Filmic Visions of Living Together

S. Brent Plate, David Jasper - 1999 - 240 pages
...should be good servants and very intelligent, for I have observed that they soon repeat anything that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for they appear to me to have no religion. God willing, when I make my departure I will bring half...
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The Way of the Human Being

Calvin Martin - 1999 - 235 pages
...should be good servants and of quick intelligence, since I see that they very soon say all that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for it appeared to me that they had no creed. Our Lord willing, at the time of my departure I will...
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Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity

David W. Kidner - 2001 - 375 pages
...Should be good servants and very intelligent, for I have observed that they soon repeat anything that is said to them, and I believe that they would easily be made Christians, for they appear to me to have no religion. Two days later he wrote: These people are very unskilled...
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