Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Columbus Day

When Columbus discovered America he discovered islands in the Caribbean. We were told by our Nassau tour guide that it was there that he first landed. He returned to Europe not knowing of the vast lands he discovered.

The picture above looks like they were noble adventurers doesn’t it? Actually, they were very cruel to the natives and thought it was their right to do so, because the natives were not Christian.

Not many years after that Europeans began arriving in America by the thousands, robbing the natives of their gold, land, forcing them into slavery, and giving them diseases they had no immune systems for.

Our ancestors were the first immigration problem.



Blogger kenju said...

You're right, and I always try to remember that when others start to degrade current day immigrants. We need to be reminded that we came in less than perfect circumstances!

7:22 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Thank you!

7:41 AM  

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