Summary : Columbus, The Indians, And Human Progress

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A People’s History of the United States Name: Rendale Rose K. Dahuya
Date: August 8, 2016
Period: 1

Chapter 1: Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress

1. Important People In this section, you will list the important people that are presented in the chapter with a short description of that individual. (Approximately one sentence each)
Arawak people- Natives of the Bahamas Islands that Christopher Columbus came upon; they are known for their hospitality and their belief in sharing.
Christopher Columbus- A merchant 's clerk from the Italian city of Genoa, a part-time fabric weaver inherited from parents, and expert sailor who discovered the Americas.
Marco Polo- A sailor who told his tales of success in Asia, finding gold, silks, and spices which encouraged people to sail overseas in search for wealth.
Bartolome de las Casas- A young priest who spoke against the encomienda system in Book Two of his History of the Indies.
Samuel Eliot Morison- A Harvard historian, most distinguished writer on Columbus, the author of a multivolume biography Christopher Columbus, Mariner, and was himself a sailor, retraced Columbus 's route across the Atlantic and tells about the enslavement and the mass genocide of the natives
Henry Kissinger- Told the history of 19th-century Europe in his book A World Restored, through the eyes of Austria and England monarchs who neglected the millions who fell victim to statesmen’s policies.
Hernando Cortés- A Spanish

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