Columbus, a discoverer, who sought new lands and recognition for his home country, sought respect from the king and queen in Spain. Columbusís first impressions of the natives were that they were savages who wore no closes, as thus limiting his observations to physical description of the Indians. Columbus also saw native life as a primitive in culture, because they lacked clothes and an established religion that he was accustomed to. His first encounters
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that the Spaniards imposed on the natives, and saw the bloodshed as unnecessary. Las Casas treated Indians with benevolence, and loved them and believed that faith would lift them out of hardship. He sought the replacement of soldiers with priests, who could convert the natives to believe in the Christian faith. Las Casas, a powerful voice for the Indians, was a defender against colonization, sought to set free Indians from the oppressive wrath of Spain.