It's estimated that over 100 million natives inhabited this country when Columbus landed in 1492. To suggest that Columbus discovered the Americas is to suggest that those who inhabited it were nonentities. The main reason Columbus Day draws opposition is because of how the explorer’s arrival to the New World affected indigenous peoples.
Women's History Picture Books: Few things are as fascinating to a child as realizing that the amazing “character” and “story” she just read are true. Not only is it a great way for kids to learn about historical figures, both famous and obscure, but it’s tremendously inspiring to know that they, too, could grow up to change the world.