Four Voyages

By Christopher Columbus
Published by www.snowballpublishing.com 2013

(Written letter by Dr Chanca to the city of Seville.)
"These Indians beat their gold into very thin sheets from which they make masks, setting it in bitumen which they prepare for the purpose. They could not make their masks without it. They also shape Gold to be worn as head ornaments or in the ears or nose. It always has to be beaten thin, since they do not prize it as riches but only for its ornamental uses."
Pg 149 Dr Chanca.


"It seems to me that they value copper more than gold."
Pg 150 Dr Chanca.


"For many had come on this voyage with the idea that the moment they landed they would load themselves with Gold and would immediately be rich men and as things had not succeeded for them according to their hopes they were discontented.
Pg 159 Hernando Colon (Christopher Columbus'?s son)


"Many of them wearing pieces of gold round their necks, and some with pearls tied round their arms, I was delighted by this last sight, and tried to discover where they found these pearls."
Pg 213 Christopher Columbus.


"When I discovered the Indies I said that they were richest domain in the whole world in respect of gold, pearls, precious stones, spices, and trade and markets, and because all these things were not produced at once I was subjected to abuse. Because of this ill treatment I now report nothing except that which I learnt from the Natives of the land. One thing I dare to say, since there are so many witnesses to it, and this is the land of Veragua I saw more evidences of gold in the first two days than in four years in Hispaniola."
Pg 299 Christopher Columbus.


"Gold is most excellent, Gold constitutes treasure, and anyone who has it can do whatever he likes in the world. With it he can succeed in bringing souls to paradise."
Pg 300 Christopher Columbus


Source:

The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America,1492-1493 (American Exploration & Travel Series, Vol 70) By Christopher Columbus Translated by Oliver Dunn and James E. Kelley
Published by University of Oklahoma Press: Norman and London

Oct 13 1492
"I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any Gold; and I saw that some of them wore a little piece hung in a hole that they have in their noses."
Pg 71 Christopher Columbus

Source:

The log of Christopher Columbus
Translated by Robert H Fuson
Published by International Marine 1987

Dec 26 1492
"I ordered that a Lombard and a musket be fired, and the King was spell bound when he saw the effect of their force and what they penetrated. When the people heard the shots, they fell to their knees. They brought me a large mask, which had large pieces of gold in the ears and eyes and in other places, which the king himself presented to me. He placed this, along with other jewels of gold, on my head and around my neck. The king was delighted to see me happy and he understood that I desired a great deal of gold."
Pg 154 Christopher Columbus.







Four Voyages

By Christopher Columbus
Published by www.snowballpublishing.com 2013

"They have no iron or steel or arms and are not capable of using them."
Pg 117 Christopher Columbus

" In Conclusion, to speak only of the results of this very hasty voyage, their highness can see that I will give them as much gold as they require, if they will render me some very slight assistance; also I will give them all the spices and cotton they want, and as for mastic, which has so far been found only in Greece and the island of Chios and which the Genoese authorities have sold at their own price, I will also bring them as much aloes as they ask and as many slaves, who will be taken from the idolaters."
Pg 122 Christopher Columbus

"This second expedition was designed to relieve the men who had remained there, to settle more colonists and to conquer the island together with all the others that had been discovered and those that they hoped remained to be discovered."
Pg 127 Hernando Colon (Christopher Columbus's son)

The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (American Exploration & Travel Series, Vol 70) By Christopher Columbus
Translated by Oliver Dunn and James E. Kelley
Published by University of Oklahoma Press: Norman and London

Oct 11 1492
"At two hours after midnight the land appeared"
Pg 63 Christopher Columbus 

"They do not carry arms nor are they acquainted with them."
Pg 67 Christopher Columbus

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Four Voyages

By Christopher Columbus
Published by www.snowballpublishing.com 2013

(Written letter by Dr Chanca to the city of Seville.)
"An incident of this time recorded by one of the admirals Italian lieutenants, Michele de Cuneo, throws additional light on the behavior to the Indians. While I was in the boat, I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me. When I had taken her to my cabin she was naked as was their custom. I was filled with a desire to take my pleasure with her and attempted to satisfy my desire. She was unwilling, and so treated me with her nails that I wished I had never begun. But to cut a long story short I then took a piece of rope and whipped her soundly and she let forth such incredible screams that you would not have believed your ears. Eventually we came to such terms, I assure you, and that you would have thought she had been brought up in a school for whores."
Pg 139 Dr Chanca

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Lies my Teacher told me about Christopher Columbus

By James Loewen

( Spanish Told Natives)
Source From 500 Years of Indigenous and popular resistance campaign.
Guatemala committee for peasant unity. 1990.

I implore you to recognize the church as a lady and in the name of the Pope take the King as lord of this land and obey his mandates. If you do not do it, I tell you that with the help of God I will enter powerfully against you all. I will make war everywhere and every way that I can. I will subject you to the yoke and obedience to the church and to his Majesty. I will take your women and children and make them slaves?The death and injuries that you will receive from here on will be your own fault and not that of his majesty nor of the gentlemen that accompany me.

(Sex slavery)
In 1500, A hundred Castellanoes (Spanish Coin) 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.
Pg 39 Christopher Columbus

Source:

Four Voyages
By Christopher Columbus
Published by www.snowballpublishing.com 2013

As soon as I came to the Indies, at the first Island I discovered I seized some Natives, intending them to inquire and inform me about things in these parts.
Pg 118 Christopher Columbus

In this island of Hispaniola I have taken possession of a large town which is most conveniently situated for the goldfields.
Pg 120 Christopher Columbus.

When the infantry squadrons of both armies had attacked the mass of Indians, and they had begun to break under the fire of muskets and crossbows, the cavalry and hunting dogs charged wildly upon them to prevent them re-forming. The Indians fled like cowards in all directions, and our men pursued them, killing so many.
Pg 189 Hernando Colon ( Christopher Columbus?s son)

The terms of the agreement set out in the next chapter (81) guarantee the return of Roldan and his followers to Castile in two ships to be provided by the Admiral. Their seaworthiness would be approved by competent sailors, and they were to depart from the port of Jaragua suitably stocked with provisions. The exact amounts of bread and flour were specified. The returning settlers were to be confirmed in all their possessions, including the slaves that had been granted them, and were to take back all woman pregnant by them and all their children.
Pg 249 Hernando Colon (Christopher Columbus?s son)

(Christopher Columbus is arrested and put in chains)
Beginning of October arrested the Admiral and his brother Don Diego, sending them aboard ship where he put them in chains and under a strong guard, ordering that no one, under the severest penalties, should even speak of them.
Pg 263 Hernando Colon (Christopher Columbus?s son)

(Sex slavery)
The cost of a woman is 100 Castellanos, the same as that of a farm. The trade is very common and there are now many merchants who go about looking for girls, some of ages nine or ten are now on demand, but whatever their age they command a good price.
Pg 271 Christopher Columbus

(Spain allows Columbus to sail on a fourth voyage, but is not allowed to be governor.) ?In dealing with his crew he must think of them as royal servants and he must on NO account bring back slaves.
March 14 15022 written letter Majesties
(Spain takes away Columbus?s right to land ownership and Columbus is poor.) ?I have not the money to pay the bill. Another sorrow tore at my very heart and that was grief for my son Don Diego, whom I had left an orphan in Spain, stripped of the honors and estates that should have been mine.?
Pg 287 Christopher Columbus

(Sex slavery)
On my arrival they sent me two magnificently attired girls, the elder of whom could not have been more than eleven and the other seven. Both were so shameless that they might have been whores.
Pg 297 Christopher Columbus

(Christopher Columbus asks for pardon)
I beg your highness pardon. I am ruined, as I have said, till now I have wept for others. May heaven now have pity on me and earth weep for me of worldly possessions I have not even a farthing to offer for my spirits good.
Pg 303 Christopher Columbus

Source:

The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (American Exploration & Travel Series, Vol 70) By Christopher Columbus. Translated by Oliver Dunn and James E. Kelley
Published by University of Oklahoma Press: Norman and London

These people are very gentle.
Pg 71 Christopher Columbus

With 50 men all of them could be held in subjection and can be made to do whatever one might wish.
Pg 75 Christopher Columbus

Oct 22 1492
For it is true that any little thing given to them, as well as our coming, they considered great marvels, and they believed that we had come from the heavens.
Pg 109 Christopher Columbus

Nov 6 1492
Indians touched them and kissed their hands and feet, marveling and believing that the Spaniards came from the heavens.
Pg 37 Christopher Columbus

Nov 12 1492
They Natives are very gentle and do not know what evil is, nor do they kill others, nor steal, and they are without weapons and so timid that a hundred of them flee from one of our men.
Pg 143 Christopher Columbus

Dec 21 1492
The admiral says, he cannot believe that any man has seen such good hearted people, so open in giving and so fearful that all of them out do themselves in order to give the Christians all that they have, and when the Christians arrive they run to bring everything.
Pg 57 Christopher Columbus

Jan 10 1493
The Admiral says that martin alonso had made rules that half the gold that was gotten or battered for would be for him. And when he was to leave that place he took four Indian men and to young girls by force.
Pg 323 Christopher Columbus

Jan 13 1493
Attack the Indians and they gave one Indian a great blow with a sword on the buttocks and another they wounded in the chest with a crossbow shot.
Pg 333 Christopher Columbus

Jan 14 1493
He would have liked to send men tonight to look for the houses of those Indians to capture some of them.
Pg 335 Christopher Columbus

Source:

Rethinking Columbus
The Next 500 Years by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson
(Sex slavery)

In 1500,A hundred Castellanoes (Spanish Coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general about there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from the ages 9 and 10 are now in demand, and for all ages a good price must be paid.
Pg 102 Christopher Columbus

Source:

Encyclopedia of American Indian History Volume 1
By Bruce E Johansen and Barry M Pritzker

The Spanish cut off the legs of children who ran from them. They poured people full of boiling soap. They made bets as to who, with one sweep of his sword could cut a person in half. They loosed dogs that devoured an Indian like a hog.
Pg 142