The two documents you examined painted two different views of Christopher Columbus & his explorations of the Caribbean.
Answer your esay, following the rubric, by responding to the prompt below:
Compare and contrast the primary source with the secondary source.
- Use examples from both sources to explain similarities and differences in the author’s claims about the:
- interactions between Natives and European explorers
- the impact European explorers had on Native populations
Why would a historian want to use both sources in order to understand the impact of Columbus?