Cruelties of Columbus Day As a society, Americans are known for a rather distinct set of beliefs, including freedom, the pursuit of happiness, justice/fairness, individualism, and lastly patriotism. Therefore, it seems obvious that national American holidays, would align with these views. While most holidays do, such as Independence Day, President’s Day, and Veteran’s day, there is one, in particular, that goes against all of these beliefs: Columbus Day. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans take the second Monday of October off in celebration of Christopher Columbus and his alleged discovery of the New World. They celebrate what they believe is the birth and discovery story of the Americas.
Changed to honor and recognize the Indigenous people who lost their lives and belongings due to the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his men. I see him as nothing more than a Robber, evil mastermind, and murderer. After all, how can we celebrate him ‘discovering’ land that was already inhabited? Columbus shouldn’t have a day in his honor. It should be to remember the trials and tribulations the Taino’s went through.
Between the European’s brutal treatment and their infectious diseases, within decades, the Taino population was decimated. When Columbus first met the natives, he was surprised by their personal hygiene and way of living. He wanted to know more about them and observe them, which proved that he had an explorer’s curiosity. Although he went there as an explorer, he never had the chance to have an experience of an actual explorer because he was busy pleasing the Spanish empire, hoping that he would have a high position when coming back from his voyages. Even though he risked his life several times for the glory of the Spanish empire, he was only used as an economic development for the Spanish
Culture Diversity: Recognition of Indigenous People Day "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." Martin Buber Even though Christopher Columbus Day is an important day in the discovery of the Indigenous people in the Americas by Europeans, Columbus never actually set foot in the United States. Columbus never intended to travel to the Americas; he was unaware of his destination. For this reason, we should not celebrate Columbus Day in the United States. The myth that Columbus discovered a new world has led to Columbus Day promoting an inaccurate telling of the United States' history.
We all learned at school that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. Columbus takes a glorious position in America history; we’ve named places after him, made countless movies and books of him, and even have statues of him. But there’s a slight problem here: Columbus did not actually discover America. That’s right. He never set foot in North America.
The idea of a holiday for the man who ‘found’ the ‘New World’ from afar, does not seem all that unusual. However, when one begins to understand the kind of man Columbus really was, it becomes increasingly difficult to comprehend why Americans dedicate a holiday to him. With Columbus being credited with discovering an already occupied continent and his terrible treatment of those inhabitants, to the message this holiday sends, many Americans believe that it’s time to change this holiday. Perhaps, a better way to spend every second Monday in October is to remember the Native Americans who were murdered and driven out of their homes by Christopher Columbus himself. It is quite a strange concept that the nation celebrates someone who ‘discovered’ an already inhabited land.
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