PTE ACADEMIC SUMMARIZE WRITTEN TEXT SAMPLE-10

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QUESTION:

When Christopher Columbus arrived at Hispaniola during his first transatlantic voyage in the
year A.D. 1492, the island had already been settled by Native Americans for about 5,000 years.
The occupants in Columbus’s time were a group of Arawak Indians called Tainos who lived by
farming, were organized into five chiefdoms, and numbered around half a million (the estimates
range from 100,000 to 2,000,000). Columbus initially found them peaceful and friendly, until
he and his Spaniards began mistreating them. Unfortunately for the Tainos, they had gold, which
the Spanish coveted but didn’t want to go to the work of mining themselves. Hence the
conquerors divided up the island and its Indian population among individual Spaniards, who
put the Indians to work as virtual slaves, accidentally infected them with Eurasian diseases and
murdered them. By the year 1519, 27 years after Columbus’s arrival, that original population
of half a million had been reduced to about 11,000, most of whom died that year of smallpox
to bring the population down to 3,000.

ANSWER:

While Columbus initially found Tainos peaceful and friendly, he and his Spaniards began
mistreating them because Tainos had gold which the Spanish coveted but didn’t want
to go to mining themselves, so the conquerors divided up the island and its Indian population
among individual Spaniards, who put the Indians to work as virtual slaves, accidentally infected
them with Eurasian diseases, and murdered them, which means the original population of Taios
had been reduced.

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