Christopher Columbus was denied beatification because of his avarice, baseness, and malevolent discoveries. He landed much lower in tribal stories and remembrance than he has in foundational histories and representations of colonialism; nonetheless, several centuries later his mistaken missions were uncovered anew and commemorated as entitlements in a constitutional democracy.
Duke University Press
boundary 2, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1492-1992: American Indian Persistence and Resurgence(Autumn, 1992), pp. 223-235