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Portrait length color image of Bartolomeo de las Casas aka.
Text: Signature image of Bartolomeo de las Casas aka.

Inspired the “Black Legend”

Horrified by his participation in the atrocities committed by the Spanish occupation of Central America and the Caribbean, he joined the Dominican Order and devoted his life to trying to repair the damage. His History of the Indies has made him a “saint” to the indigenous populations.

Full length color image of Bartolomeo de las Casas aka.

Left close up color image of Bartolomeo de las Casas aka.

Right closup color image of Bartolomeo de las Casas aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy George S. Stuart.

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