The untold story of Christopher Columbus

Below is a log report of Columbus as he first landed on the Americas. Which includes his first encounter with the natives of the island:

“They…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned.. They were well-build, with good bodies and handsome features…   They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane…They would make fine servants… With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

Howard Zinn, the author that cited the above in his book: ‘A people’s history of the United States.’ Makes the relevant comment:

“These traits did not stand out in Europe of the Renaissance  dominated as it was by the religion of popes,  the government of kings, the frenzy for money that marked Western civilization and its first messenger to the Americas, Christopher Columbus.”