A Quote by Christopher Columbus on divinity, judgment, manners, mountains, people, religion, and world

I should be judged as a captain who went from Spain to the Indies to conquer a people numerous and warlike, whose manners and religion are very different from ours, who live in sierras and mountains, without fixed settlements, and where by divine will I have placed under the sovereignty of the King and Queen our Lords, an Other World, whereby Spain, which was reckoned poor, is become the richest of countries. Columbus is coming from the Indies as a prisoner to Cadiz.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Letter to Dona Juana de Torres, October 1500

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