By Pat Orr
APPLE VALLEY REVIEW
First, in the time honored tradition of most great Italian explorers you should get yourself good and lost. Poor old Chris had no blooming idea where he was when he landed on some islands and dubbed them the “West Indies.” He was looking for India and he knew this wasn’t it, but he had sailed to the west, so what the heck? West Indies it is.
From here an entire ethnic group of Native American derived their nickname: Indians. All brown men became Indians for a few hundred years.