Christopher Columbus Letter To Isabella Of Castille Analysis

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On March 15, 1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus wrote a letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castille announcing his discoveries in what he thought to be the eastern side of China, but was actually the first European contact with America. Columbus’ intention was to show how easy it was to conquer the “New World” and convert its denizens to Christianity. Columbus started his letter by primarily announcing the newly explored lands after Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to honor their royalty. Following that, he described his first interaction with Indigenous people when they fled from the Europeans as Columbus approached them. He also stated that Indigenous people had no fixed government that acted as a regulatory body. On his
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