Queen Isabella I

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Columbus returned to Spain in 1493 bringing with him not only treasures, but also some of these natives.  (The picture above is a panel from the main door of the US Capital.  It is called the Columbus Door and has 8 panels showing scenes from Columbus' life.  Just in front of Columbus you can see two of the Native American people.)  Queen Isabella became the protector of the Native Americans.  Queen Isabella established laws against the abuse of the Native American people by colonists and adventurers.

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