“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.”
“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...
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.
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.”
In the early years of Columbus’ conquests there were butcher shops throughout the Caribbean where Indian bodies were sold as dog food.
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.
Though he was stripped of his governor title, he was pardoned by King Ferdinand, who then subsidized a fourth voyage.