• Chapter 1 begins with Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Bahamas.
• Columbus never made it to Asia, as he had miscalculated the size of the world; Columbus had landed on the Canary Islands before making his way to the Bahamas in October 1492.
• The Santa Maria had run aground in Hispaniola and Columbus used the ruined ship to build a fort, which he named Navidad; Columbus left 39 of his men at the fort with orders to find more gold.
• Columbus took the two remaining ships and set out for Spain; upon his return, he insisted that he had reached Asia and an island off of China, which were, in fact Cuba and Hispaniola.
• Columbus returned to Navidad, which was actually located in Haiti, to find his sailors had been killed by the natives after raping and pillaging their village.
• Columbus found little to no gold so he filled the...
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