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July 2, 2010
Dr. Pamela Roseman
The Experience with Native Americans
Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortes traveled many miles in search of new land, and the resources the land can provide. Columbus explored the islands of the Caribbean, and encountered natives living on the land, as their lives differed from what he is accustomed too. Cortes ended his journey in Meso-America as he was taken away by the lives of the natives of this land. The Native Americans who encountered Columbus and Cortes welcomed both with hospitality, and unknowingly providing knowledge in many ways although Columbus and Cortes motives included some animosity. Columbus and Cortez learned more than they bargained for as their quest for ownership of the Native’s land became an interactive experience. The Native Americans in both places were different, as their lives and knowledge varied. The sophistication and technological advancement of the Native Americans gave new insight to both Columbus and Cortes in different ways. The financial status, housing, architectural structures, and weapons of the Native Americans also differ as it exposes their knowledge, and how they survive on a daily basis. Religious belief and Columbus wrote a Journal for the King and Queen of Spain, and Cortes wrote a letter to Charles V sharing their detailed experiences with the Native Americans on the land they have explored. Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortes encounter differs with the Native’s, but they both gain more knowledge on the lives of others as it relates to the necessities of life.
Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortes exploration of new land was greeted by natives who reside on the soil they landed upon. The experience of Columbus arrival to the island of the Caribbean was without harm, as the natives approached him and his crew of men bearing gifts and water. The Admiral wrote to the King and Queen of Spain stating how friendly the natives were which they...
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