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14.12.2013 · Like many European explorers, Christopher Columbus encountered indigenous people throughout his voyages. Singularly …

Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle

None of this changes or excuses what Columbus did to the indigenous people
In no instance that I have seen or heard of did any Spaniard ever question the conquest’s propriety. It was a universally held concept that conquering the Western Hemisphere was a God-given right. Not even sympathetic historians such as Las Casas and Cieza de León questioned if conquering the natives was justified. For Las Casas, who was a great admirer of Columbus, the conquest was bringing the light of Christianity. Las Casas , but never quite went that far. For soldier-historian Cieza de León, conquest was merely what he did for a living. Although Cieza de León that the Spanish invasion inflicted on the native populations, the question of whether the Spaniards should have even come across the Atlantic was never given consideration. It is revealing that nobody ever asked if invading the New World was "right." The only debate was whether it could have been done more gently. Such an assumption can be seen throughout history’s imperial cultures, including the USA's.

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Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day
My fellow Americans and white people of the Western Hemisphere cannot all get on boats and sail back to Europe. The acts of our ancestors are not pretty, and if we had been born then, we might have done the same. The past is the past, and we can do nothing about it except learn from it, and perhaps try healing some of the damage that our ancestors inflicted, such as treating the remnants of the native tribes a lot better, even giving back some of the land that our ancestors murderously stole from theirs. Celebrating what our ancestors did and lying about the past seem the most inappropriate responses, and probably .


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In 2006, I heard from a college professor who had used this essay in his class curriculum for several years. He told me that the information on Columbus in this essay is a shock to about 99% of his pupils. As James Loewen remarked in his seminal , the real hero in American history textbooks is America itself. The story is of the state as hero, always right, forever unstained, marching off to greater feats of glory and righteousness. That is the Big Lie of American "history." That mentality is needed, however, in order to get boys to , to defend our great nation or “freedom” from "threats" such as and .

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Columbus was ill for a few months in late 1493. When he recovered, he sailed to Cuba in search of the Asian mainland and left one of his brothers behind as governor. Nepotism was a standard feature of Columbus’s reign. Columbus sailed to Cuba and Jamaica - killing natives, enjoying a hearty welcome, or both - and he always searched for gold.

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When the Spanish eventually invaded Mexico and the Florida region, it was evident that those native cultures were more familiar with warfare than the naked Caribbean people. The mainlanders put up a better fight, but they too were no match for Spanish steel, dogs, horses, and bloodthirstiness. Events in the Caribbean were not really a collision of two cultures, as has been written. One devoured the other.

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Trying to transplant European civilization to new lands was not easy, and Columbus did not exactly bring the best people to do it. They all, probably even the priests, had visions of gold dancing in their heads. When it came time to build dwellings and other structures, the freebooters who were not sick were not eager laborers. The ground was not paved with gold, either. Many of those disappointed freebooters-turned-construction-workers “mutinied” in early 1494, led by the royal accountant (whose job was counting the crown’s loot), and tried seizing ships to sail back to Castile. They were imprisoned and sent back on the next boat to Spain. Columbus disfigured those who had stashed away gold by slicing their noses and ears, to little effect. The thievery was rampant.

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By the time that Columbus had recovered enough to take control of his men, perhaps 50 thousand natives had died, and possibly far more. By that time, the natives were trying to fight back, but were largely ineffective against armed and armored men with a lust for gold and murder. In March 1495, Columbus regained control of his men and mounted an armed expedition that marched across the island. Hundreds of armed men slaughtered thousands more natives in battle, if “battle” can be used to describe the spectacle of naked people against Spanish swords, firearms, and man-eating dogs. It was a “pacification” campaign.

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The purpose of the pacification campaign was to begin turning the native population into submissive and pliant slaves. Columbus sold the western voyages on the premise that the return on investment would be great. Although converting the heathen masses to Christianity was given lip service, nobody should take that notion seriously, and in fact no conversions took place. As with nearly every other exploration in world history, the bottom line of the expedition was the bottom line: how profitable would such an undertaking be? Columbus’s extravagant claims of mountains of gold had yet to bear fruit. In February of 1494, Columbus hurriedly sent back to Spain the expedition’s first dividends: slaves and gold. All gold taken from the natives was shipped back to the monarchy, to retain their interest, and 26 natives survived the voyage back to the Spain.