|Garcilasco de la Vega, "The Inca"|
In his account of the Soto expedition, “The Inca” [see Part 1] gives what I believe to be the most accurate and eloquent account of the attitudes of the Spaniards towards the Indians, and the Indians towards the Spaniards I have ever read. So, this week, I want to simply quote his articulate description of those attitudes. Note: the Inca’s reference to “Acuera” does not agree with other chroniclers. However, it was most likely the chief of the “Timucua” Indians that Soto was trying to befriend.