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1.3.2: Reading and Review Questions
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- Why does Columbus give the islands in the New World new names, even though he knows the names by which they were called by the Native Americans?
- What are the qualities of the islands’ topography to which Columbus brings attention? Why?
- What characteristics about the Native Americans does Columbus bring attention? Why?
- What behaviors of the men accompanying Columbus suggest their indifference to the Native Americans’ lives and culture? Why?
- What of Native American culture does Columbus take especial note? Why?