Do these excerpts from Columbus' log provide us with any useful information about the native societies of these islands? For example, what? Cite specific evidence.
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Here are the observations Columbus makes about the native peoples he encounters (proceeding in order through the journal excerpt), and the characteristics that can be surmised from the observations. I have put them in a list for maximum clarity; obviously, you can present the information as appropriate to your course requirements.
The journal first mentions that "they [the Spaniards] picked up a log which appeared to be carved by an iron tool" while still offshore, and that Columbus saw a dim light from his boat. This indicates that the ...
Excerpts from Columbus' log are assessed.