Monday, October 08, 2007

Columbus Day

On this day, in 1492,
Columbus, while lost at sea.

Was discovered
And rescued

By Native Americans.



Anonymous tata said...

Yes. I know. I know.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

yes, they did. life is strange.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Constant Comment said...

And then they proceeded to spread their fatal diseases to the indigenous peoples...

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

although, there were many cases where the disease sword cut both ways. there were strains of malaria, yellow fever, dengue, and a host of other ailments that often had a withering effect on the europeans. in the distinct case of the arawak people who first made contact with columbus, the toll was brutal and swift. they lasted another three years before disappearing.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although if I'm not mistaken, one of their words lives on - hurricane.

- oddjob

10:41 AM  
Blogger Rez Dog said...

Perhaps the song for today should be Randy Newman's "Great Nations of Europe"

Columbus sailed for India

Found Salvador instead

He shook hands with some indians

and soon they all were dead

12:17 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

hi, i left something for you on my blog. i think is beautiful. i could find a complete picture tho i've seen it.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

should be "could not" oh well. that's just me i guess.

12:28 PM  
Blogger jurassicpork said...

And, in thanks, he gave them VD.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Makifat said...

I have always had a weird "Shining" feeling whenever I visit Seattle. A few months ago, after my last visit, I read a description somewhere of the devastation found by the first white visitors (the disease had preceded them) when they sailed into the sound. A huge percentage of the natives were dead or dying under the pervading miasma.

Now I think I understand my discomfort. It takes a long time for that kind of sorrow to be cleansed away...

10:05 PM  

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