Columbus and his men, who hail from Spain, arrive in what they think is undiscovered land. Their purpose for this expedition was to acquire Gold, and Glory.
The natives welcomed Columbus and his men , and shared supplies, and gold.
At this point Columbus and his men make it clear that they are only there for three reasons. Gold, Glory, and Spreading the word of God. They terrorized the natives through violence and abuse to get what they want.
Besides the extreme violence and oppression Columbus also brought Small pox and many other diseases that wiped out most of the natives.
After Columbus, it was almost 100 years before any other explorers arrived. In this time in between the Native Americans flourished again, and it was also exposed later that Columbus was not the first person to discover America.
Christopher Columbus, to this day is falsely told about being the discoverer of America. Instead he should be told about, or be known as being Americas first terrorist/oppressor. The affects of his evil still impact all Native Americans today.