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Unformatted text preview: b. Nicuesa claims Venezuela, attacked by Caribs, survivors end up in Panama c. Vasco Nunez de Balboa part of Nicuesas crew, travels across the Darien (isthmus of Panama), executes men of friendly native tribe for homosexuality, discovers Pacific Ocean d. Pedro Arias de Avila, Pedrarias Davila governor sent from Spain to govern Balboas settlement in Panama, executes Balboa for treason 8. Columbus an assessment a. Responsible for the deaths of almost an entire civilization b. Destruction of the environment (European agriculture vs. native agriculture) c. Destruction of nativecultures d. Brought Christianity to America e. Stopped the worst aspects of native culture (human sacrifice, etc.) f. Brought new food, animals, and education to the New World...
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