Episode 59: Celebrating Columbus Day

These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
— Christopher Columbus
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
— Christopher Columbus

As Columbus Day concludes its 78th year of official celebration as a federal holiday in the United States, we should consider its broader legacy, the man it honors and his impact on America as a result of his actions. With increasing disapproval and protest from groups of indigenous cultures, we wanted to examine the holiday more closely and consider both sides of the debate.

*As a crucial note, I refer to "Native American language" used by code-talkers during WWII. This was an error on my part, when there are numerous and varied languages belonging to different Native American cultures. I apologize for the mistake - Kip