How many Native Americans died as a result of Christopher Columbus's invasion?

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  • Dylan
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    The Catholic Church estimated that there were over six million Taino and Arawak Natives on the islands that Christopher Columbus settled on. During his short time as governor he killed millions of innocents. Horrific deeds that witnesses used to testify against him at his trial.

    Columbus was arrested by the Spanish Monarchy and was sent back to Spain in cuffs. His title and wealth were taken away. What were millions of Natives in Hispaniola, only thousands were left alive by the time Columbus had his power stripped away.

    Whether people like to defend it as "that's what everyone was doing at the time" or the lame excuse of "he didn't mean to". He was arrested for it, and priests and settlers described in graphic detail how he had millions of Natives enslaved, tortured, and executed,

    Why people see him as a hero I won't understand.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Based on your question the answer is none, as Columbus was not part of an invasion.

    An invasion is a military offensive consisting of all, or large parts of the armed forces of one geopolitical entity aggressively entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a territory, forcing the partition of a country, altering the established government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are usually strategic in planning and execution.

    Columbus was on a trading expedition and had no military backing, he had no intention of conquering or controlling anyone therefore by definition there was no invasion.

  • 4 years ago

    I agree! Columbus pillaged the Caribbean. He under no circumstances set foot on North u.s.. enable's celebrate the people who extremely got here across u.s.; the area people. i'm also white of German and Dutch historic previous. Columbus Day is in simple terms yet another lame excuse for the authorities to close down.

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