These dogs—who also wore armor and had been fed human flesh, were a fierce match for the Indians.Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of horrified parents.
“My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write.” Because Columbus reported a plethora of Natives for slaves, rivers of gold and fertile pastures to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, Columbus was given 17 ships and more than 1,200 men on his next expedition. In the next few years, Columbus was desperate to fulfill those promises—hundreds of Native slaves died on their way back to Spain and gold was not as bountiful as expected.In an attempt to further thwart the celebration of this “holiday,” we at ICTMN have outlined eight misnomers and bloody, greedy, sexually perverse and horrendous atrocities committed by Columbus and his men. 1912/Wikimedia Replicas of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria in the North River, New York.Christopher Columbus’s Top Atrocities: The Annotated List After obtaining funding for his explorations to reach Asia from the seizure and sale of properties from Spanish Jews and Muslims by order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Columbus headed out to explore a new world with money and ships. They crossed from Spain to be present at the World’s Fair at Chicago.In the provinces of Cicao all persons over 14 had to supply at least a thimble of gold dust every three months and were given copper necklaces as proof of their compliance.Those who did not fulfill their obligation had their hands cut off, which were tied around their necks while they bled to death—some 10,000 died handless.