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In the present case, a certain Doctor Chanca, a native of Seville, had been taken on board Columbus's ship, perhaps with the wish that he should be the historian of the expedition.
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Doctor Chanca's narrative is our principal contemporary account of the voyage.
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As the light increased, there were two islands in sight the first was mountainous, being the island of "Dominica," which still retains that name, of the Sunday when it was discovered; the other, the island of Maria Galante, is more level, but like the first, as it is described by Dr. Chanca, it was well wooded.
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Dr. Chanca expresses the amazement which everyone had felt on the other voyage, at the immense variety of trees, of fruits and of flowers, which to this hour is the joy of the traveller in the West Indies.
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The only four-footed animals found in these islands were what Dr. Chanca calls dogs of various colors, and one animal like a young rabbit, which climbed trees.
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Early the next morning the Admiral himself, with a party, including Dr. Chanca, went ashore.
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Of the better sort who accompanied this second expedition there were a few, but only a few, solid, reliable individuals whose society must have been a comfort to the Admiral; among them, the faithful Juan de la Cosa, the Palos pilot; James Columbus, or as the Spaniards called him, Diego Colon, faithful to his celebrated brother, but unfortunately somewhat stupid; Antonio de las Casas, father of the young priest who later became the champion of the Indians and who wrote Columbus's biography; Juan Ponce de Leon, an intrepid aristocrat who was destined to discover Florida; and Doctor Chanca, a physician and botanist who was to write an account of the vegetables and fruits of the western lands.
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As this name is not found in his chief source, Dr. Chanca's letter, he may have got it from Columbus and through a lapse of memory transferred it from Cuba to Española.
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Dr. Chanca of Seville volunteered to go to the Indies, and on May 23, 1493, the King and Queen appointed him surgeon (Navarrete, _Viages_, II. 54).
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The translation of Dr. Chanca's letter given here is that of R.H. Major.
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Of Dr. Chanca personally little or nothing is known beyond what has been mentioned except that he devoted himself with zeal and self-sacrifice to his duties.
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In the report of the Second Voyage which Columbus prepared January 30, 1494, and sent off by Antonio de Torres February 2, he charged Torres as follows in regard to Dr. Chanca.
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Im Thurn describes it in almost the same words as Dr. Chanca.
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Antonio de Torres sailed for Spain February 2, 1494, when Dr. Chanca sent off his letter.
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Turning to Bernaldez, _Historia de los Reyes Catolicos_, in which Dr. Chanca's letter was copied almost bodily, we find, II.
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I think the original text of Dr. Chanca's letter read "cinco 6 seis cintos labrados de pedreria," _i.e._, five or six belts worked with jewellery.
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Cintos_ being written blindly was copied _cientos_ by Antonio de Aspa, from whom our text of Dr. Chanca's letter has come down (Navarrete, I. 224), and was omitted perhaps accidentally in Bernaldez's copy.
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Bernaldez, who copied Dr. Chanca, gives Isabela as the name of the city, II.
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By the Indians Dr. Chanca means the Tainos, the native inhabitants of Española.
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The preceding is the transcript of that part of Doctor Chanca's letter, which refers to intelligence respecting the Indies.
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Examples of Chanca

Example #1
It may be that in the fact that his journal was sent home is the reason why the Admiral's, if he kept one, has never been preserved.
Example #2
Doctor Chanca's narrative is our principal contemporary account of the voyage.
Example #3
From later authorities much can be added to it, but all of them put together are not, for the purposes of history, equal to the simple contemporaneous statement which we could have had, had Columbus's own journal been preserved.
Example #4
The island received its name from the ship that Columbus commanded.
Example #5
Some of the pilots supposed that the distance which they had run was eight hundred leagues from Ferro; others thought it was seven hundred and eighty.