When members of Native American Students at Syracuse demonstrate on the Quad Monday, their intention won't be to bash Christopher Columbus, but to tell a part of history often left out of grade school history books. "We always learn of Columbus as being this great explorer who found the new world," said Alex Jimerson, president of NASAS and a senior public health major. "You don't get the other part of the story in terms of what he did when he got here - killing and enslaving indigenous people. I learned that side from my parents."
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