Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, 1494

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  • Aug 17 2010 10:50 PM

    John Garrett

     

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
  • Aug 6 2010 8:01 AM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.  Primary source explaining European plans for the New World.

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In this letter to the King and Queen of Spain, circa 1494, Christopher Columbus lists his recommendations about how Spain should proceed, including his suggestion that the area he encountered be systematically colonized. This resource is referenced in the EDSITEment lesson "What Was Columbus Thinking?"

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