Native American men (even if they aren't the Arawak/Taino who met Columbus) are incredibly hot.
Columbus was maybe the 11th or 12th explorer to "discover" these already inhabited lands.
He was met with curiosity but no hostility by the native people.
The real story is pretty scary (from "The Oatmeal").
Finally, what are we gonna do 524 years later except try to make up for it as best we can.