For some, Columbus Day is federal holiday and a day off for many workers. For Native Americans, it’s not a day of celebration. It’s a day to remember the invasion of 1492 that led to murder, illness, robbery, rape, kidnapping, assimilation, and relocation.
By Steve David
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
And when he landed in the Caribbean, he enslaved and killed the native Taíno people in his search for gold. Fifty years after his arrival, the densely populated villages and cultural legacies were all but destroyed.Tags: Indigenous Peoples' Day