New World added to world map

Juan de la Cosa, a Spanish navigator and geographer, drew the first mapping of New World, showing Spanish discoveries. Continue reading

Arawakan Indians presented to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were shown inhabitants from the new world, they were seven bewildered Taino islanders, Arawakan Indians from Hispaniola. These New world natives were forcibly taken to the Old World by Christopher Columbus to Spain aboard the Niiia and the Pinta. Upon arriving back in Spain on March 15, 1493, the Taino were taken to the Royal Palace in Barcelona.

Date:
      March 15, 1493
Name(s):
      Christopher Columbus
Occupation:
      Captain,
      Explorer
Location:
      Spain


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