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" the natives finding themselves intolerably oppressed . . . went to the woods and there hung themselves, after having killed their children, saying it was far better to die than to live so miserably serving such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked... "
History of the New World - Page 77
by Girolamo Benzoni (Seefahrer, Italien) - 1857 - 280 pages
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The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History ..., Volume 1

Sir Arthur Helps - Indians, Treatment of - 1900
...die than to live so miserably serving such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked thieves. . . . Some threw themselves from high cliffs down precipices,...themselves to death. Sometimes they killed themselves with flint knives, others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes. Finally out of the 2,000,000...
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The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History ..., Volume 1

Sir Arthur Helps - Indians, Treatment of - 1900
...die than to live so miserably serving such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked thieves. . . . Some threw themselves from high cliffs down precipices,...themselves to death. Sometimes they killed themselves with flint knives, others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes. Finally out of the 2,000,000...
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The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History ..., Volume 1

Sir Arthur Helps - Indians, Treatment of - 1900
...die than to live so miserably serving such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked thieves. . . . Some threw themselves from high cliffs down precipices,...themselves to death. Sometimes they killed themselves with flint knives, others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes. Finally out of the 2,000,000...
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The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History ..., Volume 1

Sir Arthur Helps - Indians, Treatment of - 1900
...such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked thieves. . . . Some threw themselves from high clifis down precipices, others jumped into the sea, others...themselves to death. Sometimes they killed themselves with flint knives, others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes. Finally but of the 2,000,000...
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Innocence Abroad: The Dutch Imagination and the New World, 1570-1670

Benjamin Schmidt - History - 2001 - 450 pages
...pregnancy, in order not to produce children, and then following the example of their husbands, [hanged] themselves. Some threw themselves from high cliffs...others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes.93 This remarkable scene of despair-driven women replays itself with uncomfortable regularity,...
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The Great Encounter: Native Peoples and European Settlers in the Americas ...

Jayme A. Sokolow - History - 2003 - 296 pages
...better to die than to live so miserably serving such ferocious tyrants and villainous thieves. . . . Some threw themselves from high cliffs down precipices; others jumped into the sea and rivers; others starved themselves to death." When Columbus established Isabella, there were at...
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To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society

Louis A. Pérez - Social Science - 2005 - 463 pages
...miserably, serving such and so many ferocious tyrants and wicked thieves. The women, with the juice of a certain herb, dissipated their pregnancy, in...others pierced their bosoms or their sides with pointed stakes.4 Local lore recounts the story of a band of Indians in flight from a Spanish slave -hunting...
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