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Christopher Columbus - Biography - Explorer

Christopher Columbus - Biography - Explorer
“I went to sea from the most tender age and have continued in a sea life to this day. Whoever gives himself up to this art wants to know the secrets of Nature here below. It is more than forty years that I have been thus engaged. Wherever any one has sailed, there I have sailed.” “Speaking of myself, little profit had I won from twenty years of service, during which I have served with so great labors and perils, for today I have no roof over my head in Castile; if I wish to sleep or eat, I have no place to which to go, save an inn or tavern, and most often I lack the wherewithal to pay the score.” “They say that there is in that land an infinite amount of gold, and that the people wear corals on their heads and very large bracelets of coral on their feet and arms; and that with coral they adorn and inlay chairs and chests and tables.” “This island and all the others are very fertile to a limitless degree, and this island is extremely so. Related:  Unit 1

Biography of Explorer Christopher Columbus Birth: c. 1451 in Genoa, Italy Death: May 20, 1506 near Valladolid, Spain Funded By: Spanish Government Background to Christopher Columbus' Expeditions: After Christopher Columbus read The Travels of Marco Polo, he felt that he could reach the West Indies by traveling west across the ocean instead of heading east over land. He also approached other nations but Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain finally agreed to give him three ships along with many rewards if he discovered new islands or mainlands. First Voyage - Columbus Lands in the Bahamas: 1492 - Columbus left Spain on August 3 with three ships: the Pinta, the Niña, and the Santa Maria. Second Voyage - Christopher Columbus and Genocide: On his second voyage in 1493, Columbus arrived in the Lesser Antilles with 17 ships and 1,200 men. He then traveled back to Hispaniola to meet up with the men he had left there. Third and Fourth Voyages: In 1498, Columbus made his third voyage to the New World. Columbus' Death:

Summary of Native American Religions A Summary of Native American Religions by David Ruvolo The history of American religions is dominated by the presence of Christianity brought to the New World by European settlers. In essence, time had run out for the indigenous race that populated the continent of North America. Popular American history has traditionally viewed the past through white eyes. The Iroquois Nation of the eastern woodlands was one of the most highly organized civilizations that developed among Native American tribes in North America. The relative ease at which the Iroquois Nation was able to provide for the needs of it's people allowed for the development of a systematic belief system that was more developed than most other systems found among Native American civilizations. While the Iroquois belief system centered around the idea of a benevolent Great Spirit, it did not ignore the existence of evil in the world. According to Raymond J. It is impossible to separate the Dakota people from the buffalo.

Primary History - Famous People - Christopher Columbus The Columbian Exchange The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. Beginning after Columbus' discovery in 1492 the exchange lasted throughout the years of expansion and discovery. The Columbian Exchange impacted the social and cultural makeup of both sides of the Atlantic. Advancements in agricultural production, evolution of warfare, increased mortality rates and education are a few examples of the effect of the Columbian Exchange on both Europeans and Native Americans. Technology Disease Animals Plants Bibliography About The Authors Course Website

Christopher Columbus, Christobel Colon or who? Digital History Printable Version The four hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of the New World was commemorated with a massive "Columbian Exhibition" in Chicago in 1893. The exhibition celebrated Columbus as a man of mythic stature, an explorer and discoverer who carried Christian civilization across the Atlantic Ocean and initiated the modern age. The five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's first voyage of discovery was treated quite differently. Many peoples of indigenous and African descent identified Columbus with imperialism, colonialism, and conquest. More than five hundred years after the first Spaniards arrived in the Caribbean, historians and the general public still debate Columbus's legacy. To confront such questions, one must first recognize that the encounter that began in 1492 among the peoples of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres was one of the truly epochal events in world history. New foods reshaped the diets of people in both hemispheres.

Explorers for Kids: Christopher Columbus Biography >> Explorers for Kids Columbus arriving in the Americas by Dioscoro Puebla Occupation: Explorer Born: 1451 in Genoa, Italy Died: May 20, 1506 Best known for: Discovering AmericaBiography: Christopher Columbus is the explorer who is credited for discovering America. Of course, there were already people living in America at the time who we call Native Americans. Before the Voyage Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451. A Shortcut to China Columbus and his brother, Bartholomew, knew that there were great riches to be had in China and East Asia. It would turn out that Columbus was wrong. Three Ships and a Long Voyage Columbus spent years trying to convince someone to pay for his voyage. He set sail on August 3, 1492 with three ships named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Finding Land On October 12, 1492 land was spotted. The routes taken by Columbus on his four voyages (by Unknown) Click to see larger map Returning Home Upon returning home, Columbus was treated like a hero.

Digital History Printable Version Most of the history that we acquire comes not from history textbooks or classroom lectures but from images that we receive from movies, television, childhood stories, and folklore. Together, these images exert a powerful influence upon the way we think about the past. Some of these images are true; others are false. But much of what we think we know about the past consists of unexamined mythic images. No aspect of our past has been more thoroughly shaped by popular mythology than the history of Native Americans. Quite unconsciously, Americans have picked up a complex set of mythic images. One of history's most important tasks is to identify myths and misconceptions and correct them. Throughout their history, Native Americans have been dynamic agents of change. During the thousands of years preceding European contact, the Native American people developed inventive and creative cultures. Copyright 2013 Digital History