In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?

In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?

In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?

In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?

I don’t know that it is fair to blame it on Columbus, because I think things would have played out the same way no matter what.But Columbus’s first interactions with the Indians involved using them as labor, trying to convert them, and taking them as souvenirs home to Spain.To me, this set the stage for what Spain would do.  It would see the Indians as a source of labor (use them as serfs, essentially, on encomiendas).  It would use the idea of Christianizing them as a major reason for conquest.  And it would see them as sort of curiosities that were not exactly as human and worthy of respect as white people.
In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?
In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?
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In what way did Columbus’s earliest interactions with Indians set the precedent for later Spanish-Indian relations?
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