Oct 5, 2009

Soule Restaurant: Christopher Columbus' Legacy

Christopher Columbus is celebrated in the U.S. as its discoverer. Yet, North American and the Caribbean were already settled by hundreds of native tribes before his arrival.

History books portray Columbus and the early American settlers as somewhat pious, surrounded by savages. However, Columbus wrote that the natives were gentle and shared their food stores with them, even after realizing that their graves and stores had already been raided by the newcomers.

The fact is, history is written by the victor, and consequently, the victor is depicted in an honorable light, despite the atrocities he may have committed in pursuit of his goal.

In regard to Columbus, find out the true story. Check out The Lies My Teacher Told, by James W. Loewen... Very enlightening.

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