Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island's beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log: They willingly traded everything they owned
Towards a True People's History, published on Saturday, October 6,by Common Dreams, nicely articulates the reason why we, the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, must become more forceful in our demands that the true histories of our Peoples be taught in schools.
Bill Bigelow taught high school social studies in Portland, Ore.
So who did he find when he came here? What are their names? In more than 30 years of teaching U. On March 30,she issued an edict demanding that Jews either convert to Catholicism, leave the country, or be executed. Quoted from We Were Not the Savages "The event that led European Nations to destroy many of the civilizations of two continents, and drastically diminish the remainder, resulted from what was an almost impossible accident of fate.
If it had not already occurred, it would be virtually impossible to envision. InChristopher Columbus, on a sea voyage to chart a shortcut to the Indies, funded by Queen Isabella of Spain, set the stage for the rape of American civilizations by going astray at sea. By chance he eventually landed on a small island in the Caribbean sea populated by a defenseless and friendly pacifist race of people, the Taino.
These people were ripe for picking by unscrupulous men, and Columbus and his crew pillaged with impunity.
The blind luck that led him to land on this small defenseless island instead of somewhere else along the thousands of miles of North and South American coastline-where people wouldn't have been so complacent-is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. In retrospect, if he had instead landed in a non-pacifist country, such as that of the Iroquois or Maya, history would have turned out differently.
Their Warriors would have fought back ferociously, very probably ending his voyage on the American side of the Atlantic. If this had happened, and no Europeans had appeared for another century, population growth and technology development would have reduced the possibility of European colonization considerably.
However, history turned out the way it did and no amount of fantasizing can change that. Columbus, thinking he was in the Indies, did not waste time paying lip service to the pretence that he was importing "shining" European ideals to the people he mistakenly labelled Indians.
Instead he wrote in his journal: When he embarked from the Americas for Spain, it was with a cargo of five hundred Native Americans it could have been a smaller number, I took the figure from a White man's declaration crammed into three ships to be sold on the continental slave markets.
Upon landing at Seville, only about three hundred of these unfortunate souls were still alive. These and booty were turned over to Queen Isabella.
Ship size - From Wikipediathe free encyclopedia: The NiZa and the Pinta were smaller. They were called caravels, a name then given to the smallest three-masted vessels. Columbus once uses it for a vessel of forty tons, but it generally applied in Portuguese or Spanish use to a vessel ranging one hundred and twenty to one hundred and forty Spanish "toneles.Psychopathic Racial Personality and Other Essays [Bobby E Wright] on regardbouddhiste.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Author of Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, ) [Note: I welcome suggestions for additions to this list. The Genocide of the Trail of Tears - The Trail of Tears is the collected routes in which Native Americans were forcibly removed from their traditional homes east of the Mississippi River to the newly established "Indian Territories" in the west (Strickland ).
Christopher Columbus (/ k ə ˈ l ʌ m b ə s /; before 31 October – 20 May ) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain.
He led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, initiating the permanent European colonization of the Americas.