colonizers by map

Discovery
Slate highlights this map:  In recent decades, respect for European explorers, such as Christopher Columbus, has waned, likely because these once-romanticized swashbuckling adventurers killed people, eradicated cultures, and “discovered” places that people (for example, the natives) already knew about. They did make some discoveries, though—lands never inhabited or where the inhabitants were already dead before Europeans made landfall. The map above, from historian and cartographer Bill Rankin, shows those places and the country that discovered each.

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Amusing, really. Just because someone landed on an island, doesn’t mean it wasn’t inhabited….they plant their flags upon discovery and colonize it…just sad….Trace

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