Columbus Day or Bartolome Day?

This is dedicated to my Onondaga family and the pride I have in their many  contributions including  peace, Lacrosse, and gentle leadership in  both the  Iroquois Nation, and their second home nation, the United States of America.   (To read this great blog, just click on the link below, please.  I have no doubt you, like me, will learn  “the rest of the story” that we weren’t taught in school. )

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

 

Your thoughts? 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Columbus Day or Bartolome Day?

  1. Don Ostertag says:

    Nice blog. In Minneapolis the day is known as Indigenous Peoples Day. It makes more sense to honor the real discoverers of American than to honor an ‘evil’ man.

    • annetbell says:

      Yes, that is a great idea. New York still has Columbus Day for all the Italians. I thought of using that but the other guy caught my fancy. Never heard it before. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Don Ostertag says:

        I see where Seattle has also declared it Indigenous Peoples Day. While i like some of the things that Bartolome did, he destroyed so much of the culture of PreColumbian culture and his fanatic Catholicism opened the way for the horrendous Spanish Inquestion in the New World, which made the Inquestion in Europe seem like a walk in the park.

      • annetbell says:

        Gosh , I didn ‘t research him well enough . Those were not good things for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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