1) What was the Spanish mentality leading into exploration and colonization?
2) What was the Spanish King and Queen's end-goal for sending out explorers like Columbus and Cortes?
3) Who were PENINSULARES, CREOLES, MESTIZOS and INDIOS? What was the "rules" concerning these groups?
4) Las Casas' Point Of View is unique and brings up concerns when looking at his account of the treatment of Natives at the hands of the Spanish. What is this concern and why is it important to take into account?