That would be Christopher Columbus although there is some debate as to whether or not he really reached America. It is thought that he may have actually reached islands in the Caribbean.
No explorer had that experience.
When he reached the Caribbean (Mid-America) he thought he was in India. Hence the Caribbean is often referred to as the West Indies.
North america...... they thought that they were at the new world. North america...... they thought that they were at the new world.
He called America East Indies because he thought that he had reached Asia.
"America" is commonly thought to be named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.
America had a policy of isolationism. They thought the war was a European problem and should be settled by European countries.
Because he had thought he had reached Asia after he found America
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He believed he had found India and named the native people living there Indian's. Columbus had not reached India as he thought but had reached Central America.
He reached the Bahamas and thought he had reached India.
It is thought the Vikings sailed to North America. The voyages of Lief Ericcson are not as well known as those of Columbus however. I would think this is because of the lack of colonisation & the effects it had, or didn't have, on European migration.
he sailed west and thought he had reached the Indies by Asia but was actually in America so he called them Indians because he thought he was in the Indies
No they didn't. They thought that America would fall with the Monroe Doctrine.
All of them kissed the floor and were glad they made it but they thought they reached India but it was America so dats y native Indians are called Indians
Early in the history of European exploration of North America, California was thought to be an island.
he thought he had reached India
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer who, financed by the king and queen of Spain, set sail to find a new route to India. He left Europe early in September 1492 and when land was sighted one month later he believed he had found India and named the native people living there, Indians. Columbus had not reached India as he thought but had reached Central America. He claimed the land for Spain and from 1492 onwards Europeans began to settle in America. They called it the New World.
Christopher Columbus first called Native Americans Indians because when he landed in North America, he thought he had reached India, in Asia. He named the people he saw after where he thought he was.
Christopher Colubus did. He named them Indians because he was trying to sail around the world to India, and was not expecting America. Therefore, when he found America was inhabited, he called the residents of America Indians, because he thought he reached India.
He thought he had reached either the Indies or China.