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•The Dogs of the Conquistadors•   A letter of protest, dated June 4, 1516, from fourteen Dominican priests of Hispaniola [the island that now contains Haiti and the Dominican Republic] to a royal counselor related … how on one occasion some Christians [Spanish soldiers on the island] came across an Indian woman with a nursing child in her arms. Since their dog was hungry, they seized the child and tossed it to the dog, which tore it to pieces in the presence of the mother.”…

•The Dogs of the Conquistadors• A letter of protest, dated June 4, 1516, from fourteen Dominican priests of Hispaniola [the island that now contains Haiti and the Dominican Republic] to a royal counselor related … how on one occasion some Christians [Spanish soldiers on the island] came across an Indian woman with a nursing child in her arms. Since their dog was hungry, they seized the child and tossed it to the dog, which tore it to pieces in the presence of the mother.”…

Estatua de Colón, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.  Colon descubrio Republica Dominicana en 1492.  Europeos establecieron en Santo Domingo.                               -Luke Christy 1050

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