a holiday celebrating the man who made America possible wouldn't cause so much controversy.
Originally Posted by NYCurlyGirly
uh what? he was LOST. STILL called the natives ALREADY THERE Indians.

" Hmm sir? Sir? WE aren't in the Indies"
"SO what. I'll call them Indians anyway. Now let's kill them and steal their land"
Originally Posted by Trenell
It is really weird to celebrate a guy who thought he'd landed in the Indies but instead "discovered" the Bahamas Archipeligo. After writing about how generous and gentle the local people were proceedes to claim their land for Spain, kidnaps a bunch to take back to the queen and leaves a bunch of his men behind to pillage, plunder and riddle them with syphilis. Nice guy to celebrate. (We just watched a PBS special on the guy - very informative!)
Originally Posted by eche428
Don't forget about Smallpox!