Who deserves credit
for discovering America?
Chief Howling Wind
Yes, it may be true that Chief Howling Wind and his people were the first people to live in America. They might have traveled far away from home to find the land. But does he deserve credit? They did not name it. Nor did they popularize it. In my opinion, he and his people deserve partial credit. So who else deserves credit? Christopher Columbus.
Christopher left and then returned again. Disobeying King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, he did terrible things to the Tainos. He would cut off their hands if they did not bring him gold. He killed many and treated them all poorly. Taking Tainos as slaves he set up slavery. While on the boats if someone died they would just throw them overboard.