Christopher Columbus was thrown in jail upon his return to Spain for mistreating the native population of Hispaniola.
Disney was planning on making a short film featuring Mickey Mouse as Christopher Columbus discovering America. It got cancelled because the animation team was unsure how to animate the native people Mickey would have to encounter in a non-offensive way.
Christopher Columbus’ expeditions were funded by the Spanish king. To pay him back, Columbus tried to find as much gold as possible. He forced Native American children to find gold in the hills of Caribbean islands. Natives who didn’t collect enough gold would have their hands cut off. American’s celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas every October 12th.
Christopher Columbus punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.
Christopher Columbus correctly predicted an eclipse to trick the native inhabitants of Jamaica into giving him food and supplies.
Christopher Columbus ran a sex slave ring among other atrocities.
After his men cheated and stole from a Jamaican tribe, Christopher Columbus tricked them into still giving them food by correctly predicting a lunar eclipse.