Christopher Columbus Extracts from Journal
After reading Columbus’ Journal–Oct. 13-17 entries, answer 3 or more of the following questions: 1. What appears to be Columbus’ main interest in the Native Americans? How does he describe them? 2. What do you judge to be Native Americans’ weakness/mistake when they approach the Europeans for the first time? 3. Do you see evidence of Columbus and his crew’s condescending attitude toward the natives during these first encounters? 4. Do you recognize any patterns of behavior between Columbus and his crew and the Native Americans during these first encounters that will be repeated in the next four centuries?