There is a Country Having His Name | The Celebration on October 13

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Meet Bartolome’ de la Casas, friar and historian who wrote down one version of what really happened in the Americas.

Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (1484-1566) was a Spanish Dominican friar who became famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his defense of the rights of the native people of the Americas. His brave stand against the horrors of the conquest and the colonization of the New World earned him the title “Defender of the Indians.”



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