King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella gave Christopher Columbus three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa-Maria for his voyage.
When they reached the islands in the Caribbean Sea, Christopher Columbus was pretty sure he arrived in Asia. He claimed the islands for Spain.
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The natives were peaceful, friendly, and generous. His men had no trouble to capture them to use as guides and bring back to Spain.
He governed the island of Hispaniola. He ruled over a group of tribes called the Arawaks. They were kidnapped and sold as slaves or forced to work to find gold. Many were killed for failing at finding enough or standing up to the Spanish
Columbus' voyage happened at the time when European nations were ready to expand their reach.
The result was a massive interchange of cultures, people, ideas, plants, animals, and diseases. It is known as the Columbian Exchange.