Christopher Columbus: Hero Or Villain?

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Christopher Columbus was an explorer who was known to discover the new world. There was another side to Christopher Columbus that they don’t talk about. Columbus first set foot in Hispaniola where he encountered a group of native that was called the Taino. The Taino was a friendly group of people who traded jewelry, animals, and supplies with sailors. In the article Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? It stated that Columbus wrote in his diary that “they were very well built, with very handsome bodies and very good faces and they don’t carry arms or know them but he they should be good servants.” He then forced the natives into slavery and punished them by a loss of limb or death if they didn’t collect enough gold. He would keep a portion

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