There’s a day named after him. There’s a country named after him. But Christopher Columbus’ name is still a punch in the chest for some people.
Viral video site Cut recently released a video featuring a game of word association. A person behind the camera asks a group of Native Americans to respond to the name “Christopher Columbus.” Here’s what some of them had to say.
For some, the answer was brief — but painful.
Some chose to talk about Columbus Day.
There were a few recurring themes.
Some people brought up the ways Native American history has been affected by the explorer.
To watch more reactions, watch the entire video below.