If the indians gave them way more in wealth then

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who would want to take away that happiness? If the Indians gave them way more in wealth then Columbus and his men did, it didn’t compare in the happiness they gave the Indians. Basically Columbus tried to portray himself as a Good Samaritan but in reality he was greedy and loved the fact that these humans would take their rubbish and give tenfold back. Columbus goes on to describe the natives and concludes in his letter to the King and Queen, “…give solemn thanks to the Holy Trinity with solemn prayers for the great exaltation which it will have, in the turning of so many peoples to our holy faith, and afterwards for material benefits, since not only Spain but all Christians will hence have refreshment and profit. This is exactly what has been done, though in brief” (Columbus 8). Columbus tried to make his voyage look like one big success in which he gained all these riches and the possibility of an abundance of more converts in a short amount of time. His time was rushed but if given more time and more money essentially he would bring many riches to both worlds. He felt he should be looked upon as a hero not only to the Spaniards but to the Native Americans. Columbus considered himself a selfless mighty figure in the New World, by giving the Indians all that they wanted from the Old World and teaching them religion and their language. In reality, all Columbus wanted was money. He went there to find a route to the East Indies to make money in trade; he gave the natives all their items (more like garbage) to receive double the amount in gold from the Indians. Columbus didn’t even realize he discovered a new
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world, and yet he is what most kids will remember from their history classes, as the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and discovered the Americas by accident. Cited Pages Scott E. Casper - Richard O. Davies - Five hundred years: America in the world - Boston, MA - Pearson Custom Pub. - 2006 - 5th Ed. Scott E. Casper - Richard O. Davies - Christopher Columbus - Five hundred years: America in the world - Boston, MA - Pearson Custom Pub. - 2006 - 5th Ed.
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