They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane.. They would make fine servants.. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want. Christopher Columbus -- Journals, October 1492 500 Years Since Columbus: The Legacy Continues A poster exhibition reflecting the colonization of the Americas from the perspective of descendants of the "discovered" peoples.