They later threw the statue in the James River.
"as if these lands were AMERICA before the Spanish came" Columbus was Italian so was Amerigo Vespucci for whom the continent was named. At least a half-dozen other countries actively colonized AMERICA. Go be ignorant somewhere else, @eticacasanova
Well, modernists, "patriots", and other creatures have been saying that Spain, Columbus and the Church invaded America (as if these lands were AMERICA before the Spanish came), raped, robed, killed, and but a few people counter the lies. IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR CENTURIES, what would you expect?