About Christopher Columbus
When he asked the king of Portugal to help fund his enterprise he was rejected. His brother Bartholomew attempted to help his brother raise funds but he was also rejected.
When he set sail to find a trade route to Asia he had three ships with him The Pinta, The Nina, and The Santa Maria.
During the voyage Columbus and his crew had trouble determining their location, even with a compass. Another thing that contributed to this problem is that there were no landmarks to follow.
When he landed in the Bahamas he met the Tawanin Indians who were a peaceful tribe.
In 1492 he found America. He also went on three other explorations between 1493 and 1504.
Christopher let a young boy control the Santa Maria one day while he and the other crew members slept. The boy hit a coral reef and the ship sank.