scottpollack Posted May 19, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 19, 2014 I'm not sure if this is the correct spot for this question but I will start here. I am in the middle of reading " Columbus: The Four Voyages" by Laurence Bergreen. Its really a great read and very insightful as to who Columbus was. But here is my question - Why do we still celebrate Columbus Day? According to the book, Chris, while searching for a water route to the Indies and China found and sailed to Cuba 4 times. He NEVER landed on the North American continent or even South America for that matter. Also, it's been proven time and again that the Norse, Scandanavians and some even say the Chinese were here hundreds of years Earlier. So why is it still taught in schools and history books that he discovered America? Can anyone shed some light on this for me? flying_dutchman2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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