Christopher Columbus Didn’t Discovered America

Columbus did not discover America. He never even stepped foot in America. He never even came within 1500 miles of it. The closest he came with the Caribbean, whose inhabitants he terrorized, brutalized, and enslaved. He never even knew where he was. Meanwhile, Norse explorer Leif Erikson landed in Canada 500 years earlier. Erikson set up camp in Cape Bauld, Newfoundland in 1001. 491 years BEFORE Columbus sailed the wrong way to get to India