Christopher Columbus: What Truly Took place

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An educational animation which recounts the 4 voyages of Columbus. Hope you take pleasure in!

Bibliography at bottom of description

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This video is meant to give a non-bias account of the occasions which unfolded when Columbus and his crew produced make contact with with the people of the Caribbean. Of program, I was not in a position to match every little thing into the video I had to omit specifics, such as the fact that the Taino had been not the only individuals that Columbus encountered (there were also the Ciguayo tribe and Carib cannibals). A 2nd certain is that not all fault should lie immediately on Columbus’ shoulders. His crew of 1,200 for the 2nd journey consisted partly of convicts and landless nobles, the worst sort of people with which to develop a settlement. Another fact is that Columbus grew up in societies (Genoa, then Portugal) that stored domestic slaves.

I have no political agenda for producing this video. I am a student of history and I have experimented with to give an account of Columbus’ journeys that is as close as we can probably get to the truth.

I will I admit that I am not a fan of Columbus. I think he was cruel, even for his time. We are not able to judge a 15th-century human from a 21st-century point of view but even for the 15th century, he was an terrible arbiter.


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No. 274 Delaware Avenue
As soon as the Hotel Touraine, now the Touraine Apartments.

Nos. 262 – 274, Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York.

Designed by architects Esenwein &amp Johnson.

Built 1902 in the Gothic Revival fashion featuring Venetian Gothic Revival arches.

4-story annex extra (also by Esenwein &amp Johnson) in 1923.

Converted to residential apartments in 1982.


More than the Canadian Thanksgiving/ Columbus Day (in the U.S.) prolonged weekend, I met up with Eridony (Brandon) in Buffalo, New York. It was the third time that Brandon and I met up.

Buffalo is a city in western New York state on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, it really is situated about 17 miles (27 kms) south of Niagara Falls. During the 19th century and up to the 1950s, Buffalo was a boom town and a main industrial and transportation hub due to its area along the Erie Canal, railroads and Lake Erie. Among the 1860s and 1910s, Buffalo really ranked as the leading 10 largest cities in the U.S. (Thanks for that information, Brandon!) In the course of that time period, Buffalo developed many extraordinary public and personal buildings, numerous of which have survived till these days.

Buffalo had suffered decades of economic and population decline, but in the past 10 years, appears to be recovering really gradually.
By Canadian Pacific on 2017-10-08 14:11:57

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58 thoughts on “Christopher Columbus: What Really Happened”

  1. Might be good to understand that during those times, no nation have a damn if another’s culture was destroyed.

  2. Indians stole this land from the Solutreans who were Columbus’ ancestors. Europeans took it back by winning the war. Indians just want victim status for monetary gain.

  3. Trade RoWt?

    It is route, pronounced like ‘root’ but slightly shorter pronounciation of ‘oo’.

    Rout pronounced ‘rowt’ is when you totally vanquish an army.

    LEARN to pronounce English words properly.

    It is Aluminium not aluminum
    It is Iran (pronounced EERAN) not eyeran
    It is Italy not eyetaly
    It is ZED not Zee
    It is probably, not prolly
    etc etc etc

    Effing moron

  4. Correct title for video should be,"What i want you to believe happened because i am an unethical leftist that will do anything to try and brainwash young minds too lazy to do the research themselves so i benefit greatly in increasing the number of people who will be leftists in future generations". Yes that would be the correct name for this youtube link.

  5. CHristopher columbus is great great grandpa of Adolf Hitler but when Hitler was born, they dropped him at border of Germany and got adopted. Who agrees with this???

  6. I don’t blame this man he did what he did to survive if I were him I would’ve done the same because Indians threatened and killed his people first and you think it was fair? Says that he killed more than 30 people there were peaceful living at their tribes but there is an any history get the third people can do defenseless against the Indians with spears and swords song blame him I just think you did the wrong thing in some cases as in killing people for not having gold. But yeah.

  7. It was the Spanish Mariano Jews that started slavery and they sailed with Columbus it wasn’t actually Columbus this is politically correct academic Progressive liberalism cultural Marxist crap. More politically correct revisionist tripe to put white people in their place trying to instill white guilt thank God the Europeans discovered America we’d all be living in f****** teepees. Meanwhile before the Americas in the Caribbean West Indies what discovered the Indians will having their own epic Conquest killing and slaughtering one another and other tribes.

  8. [] I think it has lots of character, and probably characters too!

    [] I guess since Buffalo hasn’t been a popular tourist destination for decades, it makes sense to cater to local residents.

  9. Why did they have to sail all the way around Africa when all they had to do was cross the Mediterranean to Egypt 80 miles across land to the Gulf of Suez and follow the Red Sea out to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean? A MUCH Shorter trip with plenty of resources on the way. It makes no sense to me, rather they lied to hide the real reason perhaps looking for gold or people to exploit in Africa.

  10. Please learn our history. Our history is not documented. Talk to us, hear our stories. Let’s learn, let’s grow, we are here now. And here we will stay.

  11. This is all bs, this piece of shit devil knew the 10 lost tribes(indigenous “indians”) of Israel were in the new world and he slaughtered them on purpose


  13. It looks like a commercial class hotel, BITH, rather than a resort. Maybe that’s why it converted so well.

  14. Christopher Columbus was amazing! I guess when the crew of his ship was killed he should have kissed all the natives asses and gave them everything they ever wanted like a liberal…

  15. Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first one who came in North America, their was tribes who walked across the land before

  16. That actually sounds more like true. Also Columbus brought back tobacco that kills more Europeans than accidents.

  17. First off, Tieno’s were hardly Christian slaves lol. They werent converted to Christianity just like that hahaha.

  18. There is strong evidence of Viking colonisation in the Americas, as well as sites that may, at a push, suggest Roman camp fortifications.

  19. Hi Swire, hope all is good with you my friend. Just had a good browse through your very interesting and brilliantly photographed images! I must say this image is absolutely amazing, excellent shot! Have a great weekend Swire ?

  20. [] Assuming the hotel rooms all had their own ensuite bathroom, indeed it would be just a reno to turn them into small apartments. Greetings from Toronto.

    [] Thank you! : )

  21. Poor Tainos.. they are all gone…while the Spanish were raping woman and having fun and look at this now Putero Ricans

  22. Trade Rout?
    His first stop on returning was Lisbon, then Lekeitio, then….
    Sounds like the Belgian Congo….

  23. This is exactly why I am proud to be Ethiopian, we never backed down for no honkey. We slaughtered many of them and we will do it again!

  24. What if the muslims found Americas first? The muslims practiced slave trade since Muhammed, and also castreted the slaves, completely.
    I’m not defending Columbus here, but there’s this agenda, that the whites are to blame for everything bad.
    The UK ended slaver, and during the time, it was considered normal.

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