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1493: Columbus Stole All He Could See. Uh oh…. Disclaimer: This lesson will turn your understanding of Columbus upside down. However, Mr. McLaughlin does not encourage hatred or rebellion against anyone or anything. (except for bad history)

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1493 columbus stole all he could see

1493: Columbus Stole All He Could See


Uh oh

Uh oh…

  • Disclaimer: This lesson will turn your understanding of Columbus upside down.

  • However, Mr. McLaughlin does not encourage hatred or rebellion against anyone or anything. (except for bad history)

  • Seeking new perspective, not to throw dirt on anyone (post modern history- Jess Noll knows about this one)


Columbus and the natives p 36

Columbus and the Natives (p. 36)

  • Could conquer the island with 50 men

  • Sent slaves back to Spain- “thank you for the investment”

  • Columbus killed or enslaved Natives that would not accept Roman Catholicism

    • Beginning of slave trade

    • “The Requirement”- promises war and death if Natives don’t convert


Paying tribute p 56

Paying Tribute (p 56)

  • If the Natives provide gold or 25 pounds of cotton they receive a copper token necklace

  • If they could not pay tribute had their hands chopped off

  • Decimated Native economy, society, and politics

  • Impossible to sustain, Natives died too quickly


Encomienda system

Encomienda System

  • Spanish first trade useless items for gold, even though Columbus said “No”

  • Native Village granted to Colonist

  • Essentially slavery

  • Spanish made Natives mine for gold, plant cash crops, literally carry them places


Native reaction

Native Reaction

  • Can’t farm or live when you need to mine or grow cash crops

  • Suicide

    • Jumping from cliffs

  • Women kill their children

  • Ran into the woods to escape

  • Fight against the Europeans

  • Carab population drops from 250,000 to 500 in 1550


Making war

Making War

  • Canons, horses, disease, attack dogs to subdue Natives

    • Hunted humans for sport

  • Raped women

  • Disfigured Natives for slight or no infraction- sent back to village as a warning


How did this happen

How did this happen…

  • Cognitive dissonance theory

  • Belief that Europeans are superior, Roman Catholicism is superior, whites are superior

  • Not enough opposition to outweigh the $

    • Bartolome de las Casas- Spanish priest who tried to reform Spanish practices


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