Posted by Justina on .
For years, many history books claimed that “Columbus discovered America.” Why do you think Native Americans disagree with the word “ discovered” in this statement? What might be a better word?
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Obviously, Columbus wasn't the first person to "discover" America. People from northeastern Asia had been here in America for thousands of years. Columbus wasn't the first European to land here either; the Vikings beat him by about 500 years.
Columbus accidentally stumbled upon America.
Columbus was the second European to set foot on the Americas.