Commented again at TNC:
There is a Maria de Estrada who fought her way through Mexico with Hernan Cortes. She asked a comapanero who she might sleep under the same blanket with why he never made a sexual advance toward her. Lares told her, 'I may satisfy myself well enough among the women the naturales have given us.' Maybe something of the same thing happened in the South and this may be why the US is concerned about the treatment of black people but gives little concern to the Indian, the naturales here.