Christopher Columbus: Biased Opinions On The Native Americans

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Christopher Columbus “It appears to me, that the people are ingenious, and would be good servants”. (Document 2) What started out as a journey to find a new trade route ended in the discovery of the Americas for Christopher Columbus. The moment Columbus arrived in the Americas he formed an opinion on the natives. Columbus viewed the Native Americans as if they were below him, and he treated them like slaves. Readily, he believed they were ingenious, and thought that he could easily control them and force them to do whatever he wished. Unjustly, Christopher Columbus formed a very biased opinion on the Native Americans he first met during his travels. Columbus started his journey to find a new trade route from Spain. Because of how advanced

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