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of the Indies. He had spent much time trying to convince King Ferdinand and Queen
Isabella of Spain to pay for the ships that would have him bringing them all of the
finest riches in India. This would be a difficult journey because Columbus would have
to sail west to reach the Indies in the east. The King and Queen finally agreed and gave Columbus three ships, the
Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. After a difficult voyage, Columbus and his
three ships landed. Believing he had landed in India he named the native people
there Indians. Columbus actually landed on an island south of North America,
known as San Salvador. This “mistake” in which he discovered...
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