Columbus Day, a day in which the landing of Columbus in the Americas is recognized, it wasn’t until the year 1937 that it became a Federal Holiday. It is a Day in which many celebrate his ‘achievements’ and Italian heritage. Among other things this day serves to celebrate Columbus’s vile acts of possessing land that was already another’s territory. I am against the idea of ‘Columbus Day’ and believe it should be changed. Changed to honor and recognize the Indigenous people who lost their lives and belongings due to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his men.
The Book I got from you some time ago, of Delaware Forgotten Folks of Nanticoke and Moor it really has given me trouble now, I can not change my Commanding Officer’s mind about the book, he believe every word of it, of which not every word not truly, of which you state…after they read the Book, they then wanted to courtmarshal me for this and they, my (sqdn) went around telling everybody about this.____ the Nanticoke Indian is half blood negger, that what the book said, so every body know about it all over Columbus Ohio. Weslager responded to the man’s note with disbelief at such a turn of events. “I can not understand how this book can do you any possible harm,” he wrote. The book “presents a case very favorable to the Nanticoke Indian
Both Columbus and Cabeza De Vaca wrote down what they have seen in the exploration, so the people know what they have done. Their writings were wrote to their kings. For example, in "The Relation of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca", Cabeza De Vaca mentioned that the letter is wrote to Your Majesty, Emperor Charles V. Both of Columbus and Cabeza De Vaca include details of the living style of the Indians. "When his rites are celebrated......this power is presented in water for the relatives to drink." The Indians has the consuetude to drink the bone ash of their relatives after the funeral.
Primary Source Assignment One Christopher Columbus, was a traveler best known for his discovery of the americas. Before he did so, however, he often spoke out about converting “heathen” cultures to christianity in order to save them (“74 interesting..). This most likely leads to one believing that Columbus’ main goal was to convert all natives and he may have had their best interest in mind. His journal, however, shows a different perspective. In this journal, he explains that the natives he has found will make good slaves and are a malleable people.
In the article “Christopher Columbus: Here or Villain” written by B. Myint starts his article by correcting a common false facts about Christopher Columbus. Also Myint mansions the great success of a man with 41 years old that his journey changed the world. The author claims that in the 15 century was a widespread believe among the educated Europeans that the earth is rounded. The writer mansions the deal between the Spanish Royal family and Christopher, which he must agree on a necessary terms to fund his trip. According to the author Christopher Columbus enslaved the native Americans right after they peacefully and generously welcomed him and his crew.
Brieana McClean Professor Herdzina English 101 January 12, 2018 Major essay #1 Columbus Day, a day in which the landing of Columbus in the Americas is recognized, it wasn’t until the year 1937 that it became a Federal Holiday. It is a Day in which many celebrate his ‘achievements’ and Italian heritage. Among other things this day serves to celebrate Columbus’s vile acts of possessing land that was already another’s territory. I am against the idea of ‘Columbus Day’ and believe it should be changed. Changed to honor and recognize the Indigenous people who lost their lives and belongings due to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his men.
Christopher Columbus is well known throughout America, so known there is a special holiday one a year on the second monday in October. He’s known for finding America and doing many good deeds for America’s evolution. When people explain why this holiday is celebrated, others are told a great man with the name of Christopher Columbus, discovered America. He traveled from Spain to find Asia, specifically India. What people don’t know is he enslaved many people ripping them from their homes without choice.
Europeans have impacted the Native Americans from the moment Christopher Columbus set foot in America on October 12, 1492. When he reached the Bahamas, he had thought he had reached India, which is how Native Americans got the name Indians. Columbus promised Queen Isabella to bring back riches, so he forced the Native Americans into slavery. If they resisted, he would cut off their ears and noses. If they didn’t collect enough gold he would cut off their hands and tie them to their necks.
For countless years, the Natives suffered under the hands of the Spaniards. Slavery, abuse, war, theft, and much more were the result of Spain taking over the Natives homeland and the Native people themselves. In the year 1542, Bartoleme de Las Casas wrote a manuscript called “Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies”, which held a very detailed account of how the natives suffered, and the actions of the Spaniards. This paper will be a brief summary and analysis of the destruction of the Indies. The Indians were said to be very moral people.
Yes he discovered America ; Yes we have a holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. But here are some reasons to why he's a evil man. Christopher Columbus mutilated and enslaved native people that he encountered on the Island soon to be called America.He encountered many different Natives when he Started to explore the new land he discovered. There were 60,000 people living on this island. Some of the Natives didn't even have weapons or even heard of that word before.So it was very easy for Christopher Columbus to take advantage
Christopher Columbus letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel explained how his goal was to deceive the Native Americans and take away their valuable resources like their land and edible goods. In the early parts of the letter he is telling the king and queen how he has been renaming the new island that he came encountered with. This already shows the mindset he had going in to the new land his goal was to completely conquer every piece of land and convert every person to Christianity. He first tries to become friends with the natives. Learning their culture and what they had to offer so it can be able to benefit him and the Divine Majesty.
The reading that most interested me was Cabeza de Vaca’s The Relation. In this writing, Cabeza de Vaca sets out on an exploration to the New World and is shipwrecked and stranded with the Capoque and Han Native Americans and then the Avavares and Arbadaos Native Americans. Although he is stranded, he feels sympathetic towards the Native Americans and shows his anger towards the other violent explorers. The three most important lines in the writing begin with one on page 32. “They have other strange customs, but I have told the principal and most remarkable of them.” This shows that Cabeza de Vaca was stranded and thought that the Native Americans were strange and had a completely different culture than his people.
The document “Labor Needs” talks about Columbus taking advantage of the Taino Indians by making them his slave labor. The way he tried to send them to Spain in order to learn the Spanish language, but the voyage to Spain was not successful. Then the author talks about how Europe stopped using “white” Arabs as slaves before the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. After the expansion the portages started trading with the west
On page 1 of “A young person’s history of the United States,” the text says: “They (the Indians) would make fine servants.” (excerpt from Christopher Columbus’ diary) This shows that, upon meeting the Native Americans, Columbus only had cruel things in mind, and he had no interest in making peace with them. In the 2nd paragraph of the website ‘historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinncol1.html,’ (in website list on newwestus.com) the text states: “As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.” (another excerpt from Christopher Columbus’ diary) At this point, Christopher Columbus only had two things in mind: slaves and gold. His diary proves that he would do anything to get these things. After capturing them, Columbus realized that Native Americans provided a very inefficient workforce, and this led the way for African slaves and the rapid increase in the