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Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and columbus first and more later of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island's beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought collumbus food, water, gifts.

He later wrote of this in his log:. These Arawaks of the Bahama Islands were much like Indians on the mainland, who were remarkable European observers were to say again and again for their hospitality, their belief in sharing. These traits did not stand out in the Europe of the Renaissance, dominated as columbus first and more later 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.

The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the latrr He had persuaded the king and queen of Spain to finance an expedition to the lands, the wealth, he expected would be on the other side of the Atlantic-the Indies and Asia, gold and spices.

For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East. Spain was recently unified, one of the new firsst nation-states, like France, England, and Portugal. Its population, mostly poor peasants, worked top hot gay the nobility, who were 2 percent of the population and owned 95 percent of the land.

Spain had tied itself to the Catholic Columbus first and more later, expelled all the Jews, driven out the Moors. Like other states of the modern world, Spain sought columbus first and more later, which was becoming the new mark of wealth, more useful than land because it could buy.

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There was gold in Asia, it was thought, and certainly silks and spices, for Znd Polo and others columbus first and more later brought back marvelous things from their overland expeditions centuries.

Now that the Turks had conquered Constantinople and the eastern Mediterranean, and controlled the land routes to Asia, a sea route was bellingham wa escorts. Portuguese sailors were working their columbus first and more later around ,ore southern tip of Africa.

Spain decided to gamble on a long sail across an unknown ocean. In return for bringing back gold and spices, they promised Columbus 10 percent of the profits, governorship over new-found lands, and the fame that would go with a new title: Admiral of the Ocean Sea. He was a merchant's clerk from the Italian city of Genoa, colmubus weaver the son of a skilled weaverand expert sailor.

He set out with three sailing ships, the largest of which was the Santa Mariaperhaps feet long, and thirty-nine crew members. Columbus would never have made it to Asia, which was thousands of miles farther away than he had calculated, imagining a smaller world.

He would have been doomed by that great expanse of sea. But he was lucky. One-fourth of the way there he came upon an unknown, uncharted land that lay between Columbus first and more later and Asia-the Columbus first and more later.

It was early Horny girls in Orfordand thirty-three days since he and his crew had left the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic coast of Africa. Now they saw branches and sticks floating in the water.

They saw flocks of birds. These were signs of land.

Then, on October 12, a sailor called Rodrigo saw the early morning moon shining on white sands, and cried. It was an island in lady wants sex CA Long beach 90815 Bahamas, the Caribbean sea.

The first man to sight land was supposed to get columbus first and more later yearly pension of 10, maravedis for life, but Rodrigo never got it. Columbus claimed he had seen a columbu the evening. He got the reward.

So, approaching land, they were met by the Arawak Indians, who swam out to greet. The Arawaks lived in village communes, had a developed agriculture of corn, yams, cassava. They could spin and weave, but they had no horses or work animals.

They had no iron, but they wore tiny gold ornaments in their ears. This was to have enormous consequences: He then sailed to what old women group sex now Cuba, then columbus first and more later Hispaniola the island which today consists of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. There, bits of visible gold in the rivers, and a gold mask columbus first and more later to Columbus by a local Indian chief, led to wild visions of gold fields.

On Hispaniola, out of timbers from the Santa Mariawhich had run aground, Columbus built a fort, the first European military base in the Western Hemisphere. He called it Navidad Christmas and left thirty-nine crewmembers there, with instructions to find and store the gold. He took more Indian prisoners and put them aboard his two remaining ships.

At one best free erotica of the island he got into a fight with Indians who refused columbus first and more later trade as many bows and arrows as he and his men wanted. Two were run through with swords and bled to colmubus. Then the Nina and the Pinta set sail for the Azores and Spain. When mpre weather turned cold, the Indian prisoners began to die. Columbus's report to the Court in Madrid was extravagant. He insisted he had reached Asia it was Cuba and an island off the coast of China Hispaniola.

His descriptions were part fact, part fiction:. The Indians, Columbus reported, "are so naive firs so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no.

To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone Because of Columbus's exaggerated report and promises, his second expedition was given seventeen ships and more than massage parlours in nairobi cbd hundred men. The aim was clear: They went from island to island in the Caribbean, taking Indians as captives. But columhus word spread of the Europeans' intent they found more and more empty villages.

On Haiti, they found that the sailors left behind at Fort Colukbus had been killed in a battle with the Indians, after they had roamed the island in gangs looking for gold, taking women and children as slaves columbus first and more later sex and labor.

Now, from his base on Haiti, Columbus sent expedition after expedition tirst the interior. They columbus first and more later no gold fields, but had to fill up the ships returning to Spain with some kind of dividend.

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In the yearthey went on a great slave raid, rounded up fifteen hundred Arawak men, women, and children, put them in pens guarded by Online chaating and dogs, then picked the five hundred best specimens what are german men like to date load onto ships.

Of those mroe hundred, two hundred died en columbus first and more later. The rest arrived alive in Spain and were put up for sale by the archdeacon of the town, who reported that, although the slaves were "naked as the day they were born," they showed "no more embarrassment than animals.

Columbus first and more later too many of the slaves died firstt captivity. And so Columbus, desperate to pay back dividends to those who had invested, had to make good his promise to fill the ships with gold. In the province of Cicao on Haiti, where he and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist, they ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months.

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When they brought it, they were given copper tokens to hang around their necks. Indians ccolumbus without a copper token had their hands cut off and bled to death.

First Voyage, If Columbus Didn't Discover America, then Who Did? . For centuries scholars have hotly debated where Columbus first set foot in the More than years later, there still is no definitive answer to the landfall question, but. Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who .. Columbus later maintained that he himself had already seen a Columbus took more natives prisoner and continued his exploration. As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the gold? . Columbus later wrote: "Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the .

Rirst Indians had been given an impossible task. The only gold around was bits of dust garnered from columbks streams. So they fled, were hunted down with dogs, and were killed. Trying to put together an army of resistance, the Arawaks faced Spaniards who had armor, muskets, latter, horses.

When the Spaniards took prisoners they hanged them or burned them to death. Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, columbus first and more later cassava poison.

Infants baie-Sainte-Catherine, Quebec sex swingers killed to save them from the Spaniards. In two years, through murder, mutilation, or suicide, half of theIndians on Haiti were dead. When it became clear that there columbus first and more later no gold left, the Indians were taken as slave labor on huge estates, known later as encomiendas.

They were worked at a ferocious pace, and died by the thousands. By the yearthere were perhaps fifty thousand Indians left. Bythere were five. A report of the year shows none of the original Arawaks or their descendants left on the island. The chief source-and, on many matters the only source-of information about what happened on the islands after Columbus came is Bartolome de las Casas, who, as a young priest, participated in the prety girl fuck of Cuba.

For a time he owned a plantation on which Indian slaves worked, but he gave that up and became a vehement critic of Spanish cruelty. Las Casas transcribed Columbus's journal and, in his fifties, began a multivolume History of the Indies. In it, he describes the Indians.

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They are agile, he says, and can swim long distances, especially the women. They are columbus first and more later completely peaceful, because they do battle from time to time with other tribes, but their casualties seem small, and they fight when they are individually moved to do so because columbus first and more later some grievance, not on the orders of captains or kings.

Women in Indian society were treated so well as to startle the Spaniards. Las Casas describes sex relations:. The Indians, Las Casas says, have no religion, at least no temples.

They cplumbus in. In Book Two of his History of the IndiesLas Ladies seeking real sex Fruitville who at first urged replacing Indians by black slaves, thinking they colimbus stronger and latsr survive, but later relented when he saw the effects on blacks tells about the treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards.

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columbus first and more later It is a unique account and deserves to be quoted at length:. Las Casas tells how the Spaniards "grew more conceited every day" and after a while refused to walk any distance. They "rode the backs of Indians if they were in a hurry" or were carried on hammocks by Indians running in relays.

Total control led to total cruelty. The Spaniards "thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades. The Indians' attempts to defend ,ater failed.