After finding the Americas he enslaved many natives and forced him to used them to help navigate the way. It's an abomination and something should be done to change this shit. It obviously did not occur to Columbus to consider these people in any terms aside from that of master and slave. But if you think about it, the whole concept of discovering America is, well, arrogant. But Columbus didn't care how the Native Americansacted to him and his group. While paling in comparison to his crimes against Caribs and Taino Indians, Columbus's rule over Spanish settlers was also brutal.
He made three other voyages to the New World, and was temporarily an unpopular governor of the Spanish colony on Hispaniola, leading to a short imprisonment in Spain until he was exonerated by King Ferdinand. For example, he made friends with a local chieftain on the Island of Hispaniola named Guacanagari because. But Columbus also captured other natives for use as slaves. At times, they would make an example of an Indian by cutting his hands off and tying them around his neck, telling him to then go and share the message. He had bad crew members if you ask me. Columbus set off to find Asia, landed in the Caribbean, and, until his death, insisted in the face of overwhelming evidence that it really was Asia. But many died searching for Columbus' gold.
Columbus' reign of terror is one of the darkest chapters in our history. I find this whole new discovery to be quite suspicious, to say the least. He ordered the natives to find a certain amount of gold within a certain period of time. He was desperate to make his expeditions profitable enough for Ferdinand and Isabella's continued support. If one must hate Columbus, it is far more reasonable to do so for other reasons. Speculation is that, to him, their nakedness represented a lack of culture, customs, and religion Wilford 159.
Whippings for minor infractions occurred with alarming frequency. In this way, husbands died in the mines, wives died at work, and children died from lack of milk. I am Shure at times he wanted to give up. We learn that he sailed on three ships; the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. On Columbus' second voyage to the Caribbean, he brought 17 ships and 1300 Spanish military men, farmers, craftsmen, and clergy in November 1493. Within 20 years of Spanish arrival, it was reduced to only 60,000.
My Opinion I believe that Christopher Columbus is not who founded the Americas. Other atrocities committed by Columbus and his men were reported by Michele de Cuneo, one of the Spaniards with whom he was traveling. Christopher Columbus oversaw some of the most brutal crimes against humanity in history, and to try and defend him only comes across as being insane, indifferent, or severely indoctrinated. Columbus never stopped to consider that these islands were not his to take, nor were the people that inhabited them. My friend Nan Peterson is the director of the Blake School, a K-12 school in Minnesota. He had tried to get financing from other kingdoms like England and Portugal, with no success.
Slavery was so intolerable for these sweet, gentle island people that at one point, 100 of them committed. Many natives who fled the area were hunted down or starved. It is not to be construed or intended as providing medical or legal advice. Correspondingly, those who have been indoctrinated to associate their sense of identity with their flag, skin color, religion, or other social construct — such as an historical figure like Christopher Columbus — will often fall into the trap of becoming defensive of that which is essentially indefensible. The treatment of heroes Columbus and their victims the Arawaks the quiet acceptance of conquest and murder in the name of progress is only one aspect of a certain approach to history, in which the past is told from the point of view of governments, conquerors, diplomats, leaders. Years later, he would be devastated to learn that Queen Isabela had decided to declare the New World off-limits to slavers.
His first order of business in the land that he claimed to have discovered, was to set up a foothold for the crown. Columbus also found gold but not on his own as well. The following is a list of events leading up to the events that some would call villainous. Although they sometimes quarreled with Columbus, on severaloccasions the Pinzin brothers were instrumental in preventingmutiny against him, particularly during the first voyage. While many schoolbooks present as the famous Italian explorer who discovered America, history has painted a much more complicated picture. He did find the Americas but not alone. First of all, Columbus wasn't the first European to discover America.
Even the priest in the video was against the way the spaniards treated the natives. Eventually, he was arrested in Spain, but was let out. Other times, he sent attack dogs to hunt them down, and the of the screaming natives while they were still alive. So this Columbus day, the Ghost Diaries encourages you to seize and burn all textbooks depicting Columbus as a hero. Evidently he was not reprimanded because thousands of Indians were exported.
Attempts were made on his life and he was actually sent back to Spain in chains at one point after. If you are White or European, you do not have to identify with the crimes of Christopher Columbus as representing who you are, any more than native Americans need to identify with carried out by factions within tribes like the Comanche in the past as being representative of who they are, or African Americans need to identify with serial killer and rapist. He even put forth his absurd pear-shaped Earth theory in order to make the facts fit his assumptions. Until his death, he publicly insisted that he had in fact landed in East Asia as he originally intended. By 1548, it was estimated to be only 500. This is an important distinction to make — that a small minority are the true root cause of the problem — because far too often in relation to history, those who are not well researched will blame the crimes of the very few on the many an entire skin color, religion, country, political party, etc.
Columbus, who was governor of the territory, was arrested, chained up, and brought back to Spain. But he failed many times. Rather than fade, the mythologization of Columbus only intensified. Bergreen, 196-197 4 Columbus forced Indians to collect gold for him or else die Columbus ordered every Indian over 14 to give a large quantity of gold to the Spanish, on pain of death. You see, Columbus was sponsored by , in hopes of finding a land rich in natural resources and minerals. His activities, and others like it, soon led to an all out war between the settlers and the natives. They had a wide range of abundant food sources, healthy relationships with their neighbors, and were experienced traders.