Pope Paul III and the American Indians

  title={Pope Paul III and the American Indians},
  author={Lewis Hanke},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={65 - 102}
  • Lewis Hanke
  • Published 1 April 1937
  • History
  • Harvard Theological Review
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