These activity cards will help students understand multiple perspectives during the Spanish invasion of the Americas.
Date Range(s): 1490-1540
Grade level(s): High School
Course Subject(s): World Geography Studies; Latin American Studies; World History Studies; Borderland Studies; Indigenous Studies
Topic(s): Colonization; History; Borderlands; Native Americans; Human Rights
Who was involved in the conquest of Mexico? What were the differing positions and perspectives during the Spanish invasion and colonization of the Americas?
Tlaxcala’s Reception of the Conquistadors Primary Source Card
View all paintings of Tlaxcala’s Reception of the Conquistadors
“Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies” Primary Sources Card
Other engravings in the 1598 Latin Edition of “A Short Account”
Additional Supporting Resources
Mesolore’s Introduction to the Lienzo de Tlaxcala
Read English version of Las Casas’ “A Short Account”
Hear an English narration of Las Casas’ “A Short Account”
Creators: Albert A. Palacios (LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator)
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