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Thread on The TRUTH about #ChristopherColumbus and #ColumbusDay -

After Reading and Watching this...Ask Yourself, "Is This Someone That Deserves to be Celebrated?"

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These Are COLUMBUS' OWN WORDS, NOT MINE:

“As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.”
Upon Arrival, Columbus Said:

“They willingly traded everything they owned…They do not bear arms, They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

This Tone, Then Changes...
On January 13, 1493 two Natives were murdered during trading. Columbus, who had otherwise described the Natives as gentle people wrote “(they are) evil and I believe they are from the island of Caribe, and that they eat men.”
Columbus also described them as “savage cannibals, with dog-like noses that drink the blood of their victims.”

THIS "CANNIBAL" STORY IS BEING TAUGHT AS FACT IN MANY OF TODAY'S SCHOOLS - WITHOUT Context. Without Speaking about the Murder of The Two Native Men During Trading.
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Michele de Cuneo who wrote the first disturbing account of a relation between himself and a Native female gift given to him by Columbus.
Columbus forced the Natives to work in gold mines until exhaustion. Those who opposed were beheaded or had their ears cut off.
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In the year 1500, Columbus wrote: (THESE ARE COLUMBUS OWN WORDS):

“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”
Columbus’ Men Used Native People as Dog Food

In the early years of Columbus’ conquests there were butcher shops throughout the Caribbean where Indian bodies were sold as dog food.
[TRIGGER WARNING]

There was also a practice known as the montería infernal, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Indians were hunted by war-dogs.

Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of horrified parents.
Christopher Columbus Returned to Spain in Shackles—But Was Pardoned

Though he was stripped of his governor title, he was pardoned by King Ferdinand, who then subsidized a fourth voyage.
Horrible, True Facts about #Columbus and #ColumbusDay

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