Columbus Never Landed on American Soil—Not in 1492, Not Ever
Upon arrival, Columbus and his expedition of weapon laden Spaniards met the Arawaks, Tainos and Lucayans—all friendly, according to Columbus’ writings. Soon after arriving, Columbus wrecked the Santa Maria and the Arawaks worked for hours to save the crew and cargo.
|The four voyages of Columbus are shown here.|
|This painting of Christopher Columbus was done in 1519 by Sebastiano del Piombo.|
|Christopher Columbus presents Native Americans to Queen Isabella.|