Famous Italian explorer whose voyage to America in 1492, undertaken on behalf of the Spanish monarchy, is often regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration: a time in which the European nation-states became enormously wealthy and powerful as a result of their imperial landholdings. Though Columbus can be celebrated as a heroic pioneer and explorer, his brutal, militaristic actions in the New World toward the people he encountered there also paved the way for centuries of Native American genocide and betrayal.
Christopher Columbus Character Timeline in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The timeline below shows where the character Christopher Columbus appears in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: “Their Manners are Decorous and Praiseworthy”