Christopher Columbus Essay

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Christopher Columbus was an explorer who accidentally landed on the wrong continent and consequently led the deaths of millions of American Indians; yet he is exalted with such a status in society that he is designated his own holiday. He is a hero to those subsequent generations who profited over his “discovery,” setting off to the new continent for opportunity and escape from persecution. European Americans are grateful to the man that began the catalyst for the country they call home, but if American Indians retained control over the country, how might they portray the narrative? Certainly they would emphasize the heinous outcome of this discovery: the deaths of millions of innocent people and the near demise of a whole culture. Rather than
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