These new people were scary to me because I had never been away from home to see new groups of people.
We traded goods to them to impress them and get on their good side. They were delighted and intrigued by the wonders we brought for them.
They were happy people and swam to our boats to get treasures from aboard in exchange for items they brought us, such as parrots, balls of cotton, javelins, and more.
After talking to the people we learned they called themselves the Taino, however, we still claimed the land for ourselves and named it San Salvador. San Salvador also translates to "Holy Savior". We fought brutally for it and many were injured and killed in the process, but we won.
We sailed around many islands and laying claim to them as we went. Columbus was violent and I despised the ways he worked with battles, but I wanted to get home safe.
In early 1493 we finally reached home in Spain, many had died from the dangers or sickness. I was so happy to see my family once again after so many months.