I no longer endorse all the statements in this document. I think many of the conclusions are still correct, but especially section 1 is weaker than it should be, and many reactionaries complain I am pigeonholing all of them as agreeing with Michael Anissimov, which they do not; this complaint seems reasonable. This document needs extensive revision to stay fair and correct, but such revision is currently lower priority than other major projects.
This chapter has been published in the book America to For ordering information please click here. He became a sailor, navigator, captain, and mapmaker, and after he dedicated his life to the audacious venture of leading an expedition to explore eastern Asia by sailing west.
Finally in after the Spanish had defeated the Moors at Granada and expelled them and the Jews from Spain, King Fernando Ferdinand and Queen Isabel agreed to finance the bold venture.
Columbus told his crew they were going shorter distances than his own estimate so that they would not be so afraid; but modern scholars have calculated that his false reports were actually more accurate than his own estimates.
On October 10 the crews resisted going any further west; but Columbus promised them he would turn back if they did not see land in three days. Two days later they landed on an island he called San Salvador, where they found a few naked Tainos Arawaks.
Taino means "peace" or "friend.
The natives had no iron, and one cut himself handling the wrong end of a sword. Columbus observed that they were intelligent and believed they would be good Christians and servants. Noticing a golden ornament worn on a nose, he tried to ask them where they found the gold.
Columbus forbade his crew from taking things of value from them. On October 14 he took seven of them with him to learn his language, and he wrote in his logbook that fifty of his men could easily subjugate them.
Columbus explored and claimed many islands. Some women wore a piece of cotton over their genitals, but most were naked. Many inhabitants ran away when they saw the Spaniards coming.
From Cuba they took a dozen people, including a man who wanted to be with his family. After one of their interpreters told the fleeing natives that the Christians had come from the sky, they were given hospitality.
The local cacique chief Guacanagari was carried in a litter and shared with his tribe the food they gave him.
On December 24 while Columbus was resting, his flagship Santa Maria was wrecked on a reef; but the natives helped his men salvage all they could. Columbus named the new settlement Navidad, and 39 of his men volunteered to stay there while he returned to Spain.
Efforts were being made to find gold, and they were warned about the aggressive Caribs, whom they believed were cannibals. Before they departed, a group of Indians charged seven Spaniards, who wounded two of them before the fifty-five natives fled.
Columbus went northeast and found favorable winds; but a storm near the Azores caused them to pray and promise pilgrimages. Half his men on the pilgrimage, dressed only in shirts, were captured by the Portuguese; but Columbus managed to get them back and was received by King Joao II at Lisbon before he returned triumphantly to the Spanish court at Barcelona.
According to their agreement, Columbus was recognized as viceroy over the lands he discovered. He promised that they would bring back gold, spices, cotton, mastic, aloes, and slaves.
A large expedition with seventeen ships and at least 1, men was organized.
On the second voyage Columbus explored the leeward islands Antilleswhere they found the Caribs treated women cruelly and slaughtered and ate men. When they got back to Navidad, they learned that all the Christians were dead: Guacanagari claimed that he had been wounded, though some doubted his injury.
He sent Alonso de Ojeda Hojeda with fourteen men to look for gold at Cibao. Captain Antonio de Torres took twelve ships back to Castile with many requests by Columbus. While the Admiral was visiting the gold fields discovered by Ojeda, a plot to overthrow him was organized by Bernal de Pisa, who was caught and imprisoned.
The Christians learned that the Tainos had no private property, as they freely took things from each other and shared everything in common.Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.
Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The study of agriculture . Native American history.
The thoughts and perspectives of indigenous individuals, especially those who lived during the 15th through 19th centuries, have survived in written form less often than is optimal for the historian.
Because such documents are extremely rare, those interested in the Native American past also draw information from . BECK index Spanish Conquest by Sanderson Beck Columbus and the Caribbean Caribbean and Panama Cortes in Mexico Mexico Hayek and his supporters are looking worse and worse as this is hashed out more fully.
The argument I perceived Hayek to be making in Road to Serfdom seemed exaggerated, but I could certainly sympathize with it and at least he seemed to fully support the principle of social insurance and public goods provision.
Concerning the Origin of Peoples. The True Origin of Roma and Sinti. Many myths have been elaborated about the origin of that mysterious people present in every western country called by different names, usually known as Gypsies, Gitanos, Cigány, etc., whose correct ethnonym is Rom (or better Rhom) for most groups and Sinti for others.
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