Columbus and his men hunted Natives with war-dogs.

Christopher Columbus’s Top Atrocities: The Annotated List

On Columbus Day last week, ICTMN published a story outlining an uncomfortable history regarding the exploits of Christopher Columbus and his men when he arrived to the Bahamas in 1492.

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The popular story was shared widely and many commenters asked for references for further reading.

Not wanting to disappoint, ICTMN compiled a list of sources online and in book form that supports the history of Christopher Columbus and his crew.

After each heading there are specific links, but also at the bottom please see the list of books used. Some of the links were used for more than one of the headings as well—they were not listed twice.

On the Way—Columbus Stole a Sailor’s Reward

Columbus Never Landed on American Soil—Not in 1492, Not Ever

Columbus’ Men Were Rapists and Murderers

Books Used:

The Journal of Christopher Columbus (During his First Voyage, 1492-93) and Documents Relating to the Voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real

American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World by David E. Stannard

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

Literary works of Bartolomé de las Casas:

Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies)

Apologetic History of the Indies


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