SOURCE: Columbus Citizens Foundation
9-4-17 (date accessed)
"Columbus was an explorer, a renowned sailor, and later governor who certainly partook in actions over the course of his career that were deemed unjust."
by Walter G. Moss
We have overemphasized getting and spending.
SOURCE: Alaskan Dispatch News
by Steve Haycox
Beginning in the 1960s, a new sub-discipline in history arose called Atlantic studies. The focus? The crops of sugar, coffee, chocolate and tobacco and the slave labor needed to grow them.
Nasty comments posted on the site suggest that the Columbus holiday has become a lightning rod for discontent with the history liberals back.
SOURCE: We're History
by Heather Cox Richardson
The irony of Columbus Day.
SOURCE: Huff Post
Seattle and Minneapolis are among the locations that will celebrate "Indigenous Peoples' Day."
SOURCE: Fox News
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before explorer Christopher Columbus.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
by Sam Wineburg
These days, a good word about Christopher Columbus is about as rare as an insult was 100 years ago.
SOURCE: The White House
Activists have started a petition on the White House website urging Obama to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day
"In the era of global decolonization, Native Americans remained colonized. Columbus Day is a painful symbol of that traumatic past."
SOURCE: Seattle Times
The Seattle City Council on Monday declared the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
SOURCE: Ancient Heritage (blog)
"If the artefacts are still around, they are likely to be in a hidden collection of bits and bobs somewhere, utterly decontextualized."
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