Essay on the arawaks
Of all the people who took us up on it, no one collected.
The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic voluntary association founded by Irish immigrants inwas instrumental in championing Columbus as an icon for Catholic assimilation. In the province of Cicao on Haiti, where he and his men imagined huge gold fields to exist, they ordered all persons fourteen years or older to collect a certain quantity of gold every three months.
One present-day byproduct of this oppression is suicide. This time it was the Wampanoags, occupying the south shore of Massachusetts Bay, who were in the way and also beginning to trade some of their land to people outside the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The Effects of the Columbian Exchange
They were known as Taino, or Arawaks. Columbus knew that further north the prevailing winds blew from the west, and planned to go north to catch the westerlies before he returned.
Barring only a few essays on the arawaks, such as the Colorado Ludlow Monument and the planned memorial to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City, Italian Americans have rarely worked for the commemoration of their working-class immigrant history and have ignored, forgotten, or otherwise erased aspects of their collective experiences.
My point is not that the world ushered in by Christopher Columbus has been very good to Mark-Viverito, though it obviously has.