Columbus wrote his Journal as a report to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. On October 17, he indicated in the Journal that he was sailing in the “Indies” (as he had promised them) and referred to the Taínos as “Indians.”

Isabella and Ferdinand approach Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital city. Years before, Ferdinand and his father had crushed a Catalonian rebellion from Aragonese rule.

Monday, October 15, 1492
Sunday, October 21, 1492