Regents Prep: Global History & Geography
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  Question 23 of 28   Age of Exploration
“He once sent fifty horsemen with pikes (spears) to destroy an entire province. Not a single human being survived that massacre, neither women nor children nor aged infirm…This terrible massacre was punishment for a trifling offense: some Indians had not responded to a summons promptly enough when the tyrant had commanded that they bring him a load of maize (corn)…, or else had asked for more Indians to be assigned to serve him or his comrades. And there was no place where the Indians could take refuge…”

The purpose of the author was most likely to

 1.  encourage the colonial government to change its policies toward native peoples

 2.  explain the problems associated with using native laborers

 3.  justify the need for the harsh treatment of the native people

 4.  show support for the governor’s policy toward native peoples

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