Misinterpreting The Tainos Contributions To Columbus

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When the Tainos attempted to thank Columbus for his gift of a red cloth, they gave him a golden crown, which to them was a method of thanks. However, Columbus misinterpreted this as that he was now the new leader of the region, which lead to conflict. The main turning point was when Columbus saw gold as a possible natural resource available to him in the island. He, thinking that he was the leader, made the Tainos do work not normally considered humane. This lead to hatred and rage against Columbus, and therefore revolts. However, because Columbus was more "militarily advanced", he easily won these battles by force, leaving the Tainos helpless and suffering, The Tainos couldn't have really done much, except possibly start a trade with another
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