Christopher Columbus Characteristics

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Christopher Columbus seems to have thought well of the Native Americans for the most part, but he did not treat them well. He described them as timorous. Yet, Columbus also described the Natives as handsome, intelligent, kind, hospitable, honest, and hardworking. Though Columbus thought well of the Natives, he did not treat them kindly. In one case, his positive description of them even led to the Natives experiencing a great deal of hardship. Because of how hardworking the Natives were Columbus ended up enslaving them to work in gold mines. Many of the Natives forced to work in mines worked until they died of exhaustion. If they didn’t work hard enough their hands would have been cut off. If natives resisted enslavement they would get their
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