America before Columbus
Who lived in America and the Caribbean before the Europeans?
According to traditional American history books, Christopher Columbus founded America upon his expedition in 1492. However, America was already populated with indigenous people that Columbus wrongly labeled Indians. The same is true for the Caribbean and South America.
Were Europeans the first to sail to America?
No. Modern historians now acknowledge that Africans and Asians had made successful sea journeys to Ameria prior to Europeans. In fact, ancient Afro Phoenicians likely from West Africa & Morocco are thought to have traveled to America as early as 750. BC. These early travelers traded with the indigenous brown people they found in America and elsewhere. However, it is true that Columbus's voyage was the first of its kind in terms of size and eventual casualties.