Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” in 1492. He is given so much credit for not being the first persons who settled on American land, actually Native Americans (the Arawaks) were already living there. Although Columbus came about American land which he called “The Indies”, he was set out on his voyage to find Asia, Columbus did not expect to find the Americas, not to mention how welcoming and generous the Arawaks were- he clearly took advantage of them by leading to killing all Arawaks , allowing them to become nonexistent, he also is given credit because he “proved the world is round” actually, he was not the first person that proved this- therefore, Columbus was falsely given credit for finding the Americas, proving “the world is round,” and should not be considered a hero or have a holiday for his unexpected finding and cruel treatment to the
The social effects of the American Revolution proved to be somewhat advantageous to African and female Americans. Native Americans did not experience any benefit as the blacks and women did during this time. Issues of equality throughout American society were assessed during the
Christopher Columbus characterized the Indians as “ naïve and free with their possessions” as they were willing to share with the outsiders. Due to Columbus’ exaggerations about his discovery, Ferdinand and Isabella, king and queen of Spain, felt the need to aid Columbus and his expeditions more, in hopes of acquiring wealth. By the year 1495, Columbus was losing hope. His men on the Navidad Island were not able to find any gold for surprisingly they were all killed due to gang attacks on the Indians. Columbus rounded up fifteen hundred Indians as slaves, bringing a large portion of them to Spain.
In the United States, Christopher Columbus is known for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 and thus discovering the Americas and leading the way for other Europeans to follow. He is the great intellectual that first thought of the world as being round instead of flat and was courageous enough to prove it. All this and much more, but, in reality Columbus was just another simple explorer out of Europe, trying to make some money by finding a new route to India. The man is painted as a hero and is given a national holiday even though he is responsible for the murder and enslavement of many Native Americans. In truth, a lot of what we know about Columbus is untrustworthy; some of it may be correct but a lot of it is just lies.
The war started when the American Indians became bitter about the settler’s encroachment on their land. Many grievances were also left unresolved from shady fur trades. A group of Yamasee Indians attacked and killed 90 white traders and their families (April 15, 1715).1 In early 1715, a confederation was formed consisting of Yamasee Indians and several other tribes. This confederation struck white settlements all over South Carolina. Many hundreds of settlers were killed while their homes were burned and their livestock destroyed.
Our defeat was next. On 29 dec. at Wounded Knee 250 Indians were massacred by Custer’s 7th Cavalry. This event is described as the last major conflict between The U.S. and the Native Americans. After this battle we slowly began to fit in the American world- The Citizenship Act, the Indian Reorganization and other major
On top of all this they had to pay encomiendas (taxes) on their own land. Las Casas was totally opposed to this and tried to reform the Spanish ruling on the islands but was unsuccessful in his attempt. Las Casas also recalls how not only did they take over but also enriched themselves as well. The Spanish ruled the indigenous area and stole all the gold and silver on the
One officer, Captain Silas Soule refused to follow Chivington's order and told his men to hold fire. Other soldiers in Chivington's force, however, immediately attacked the village. Disregarding both the American flag and a white flag that was run up shortly after the soldiers commenced firing, Chivington's soldiers massacred the majority of its mostly-unarmed inhabitants. An estimated 150 Indians were killed and mutilated, mostly women, children, and elderly men. In testimony before a Congressional committee investigating the massacre, Chivington reported that as many as 500-600 Indian warriors were killed.” One source from the Cheyenne said that about 53 men and 110 women and children were killed.