Haiti's Early Gold Exploitation by Christopher Columbus

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 27, 2014 Under: Haitian Natives

The Natives didn't know that this shiny materials they use to make eating utensils and ornaments was so precious to the Spaniards; to make them happy them bring them even more gold stuff, The Spaniards were happy to see that the natives didn't seem to have a problem sharing. Christopher Columbus soon realized that it was easy to find gold, virtually anywhere in Spañola. He went back to Spain in order to bring proof and ask the King and Queen of Spain, to finance a much bigger trip to Spañola, and of course, the rest of what is known today as the Americas. He described the Island of Spañola and its People as follow to the King and Queen:Ferdinand II of Aragon and  Isabella of Castille."Spañola is a miracle!!! Mountains and hills, plains and pastures, are both fertile and beautiful... the harbors are unbelievably good and there are many wide rivers of which the majority contain gold... there are many spices, and great mines of gold and other metals... 

I cannot believe that any man has ever met a people so good-hearted and generous, so gentle that they did their uttermost to give us everything  they had."

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