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Willem Kieft, another director of New Netherland arrived in 1638, much was already in disrepair and a large percentage of the populace was comprised of pirates, smugglers and prostitutes. Kieft's biggest concern seemed to be the natives. He tried to enforce ban on sexual relations between Dutch and Indians.1639 went so far as to demand "contributions" of wampum, maize and pelts from the Lenapes.

Willem Kieft, another director of New Netherland arrived in 1638, much was already in disrepair and a large percentage of the populace was comprised of pirates, smugglers and prostitutes. Kieft's biggest concern seemed to be the natives. He tried to enforce ban on sexual relations between Dutch and Indians.1639 went so far as to demand "contributions" of wampum, maize and pelts from the Lenapes.

A pen drawing of two men in 16th-century Dutch clothing presenting an open box of items to a group of Native Americans in feather headdresses stereotypical of plains tribes. Peter Minuit is credited with the purchase of the island of Manhattan in 1626.

A pen drawing of two men in Dutch clothing presenting an open box of items to a group of Native Americans in feather headdresses stereotypical of plains tribes. Peter Minuit is credited with the purchase of the island of Manhattan in

Indian Pictures: Iroquois Indian Pictures and Images

The name "Kentucky" is of native American origin and has been attributed to several different Indian languages, with several different possible meanings.

Killiaen Van Rensselaer 1586-1643 first patroon of Rensselaerwyck in New Amsterdam #NewYork burial and plaque at St. Nicholas, Oude Kerk built circa 1306 in Amsterdam

Killiaen Van Rensselaer first patroon of Rensselaerwyck in New Amsterdam burial and plaque at St. Nicholas, Oude Kerk built circa 1306 in Amsterdam

New+Amsterdam | New Amsterdam: The Dutch Trading with the Indians

Schenectady nests in a bend of the Mohawk River at the head of the Mohawk Valley, just west of the confluence of the Mohawk and the Hudson. In the seventeenth century, this is where Indian and Colonial trade goods moved by canoe.

New York City State Seal Plaque:The two supporters represent the unity between Native Americans and colonists. Dexter, a sailor colonist holds a plummet in his right hand; over his right shoulder is a cross-staff. Sinister, a Lenape native to Manhattan rests his left hand upon a bow. Upon the arms / shield, the four windmill sails recall the city's Dutch history as New Amsterdam and the beavers and flour barrels signify the city's earliest trade goods.

New York City Seal Plaque is a plaque made of mahogany wood, hand carved and hand painted .

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A Plan of the City of New-York & its Environs to Greenwich on the North or Hudsons River, engraved by P.

Peter Stuyvesant, St. Mark's Church, East Village, NYC. IMG_1848LR edit by StevenC_in_NYC, via Flickr  Here [Peter Stuyvesant] built a manor and chapel. Here he would live out his life and be buried, and here, over the parade of centuries, flappers, shtetl refugees, hippies and punks – an aggregate of local residents running from Trotsky to Auden to Charlie Parker to Joey Ramone – would shuffle past his tomb.    Russell Shorto, from his book The Island at the Center of the World

Peter Stuyvesant, St. Mark's Church, East Village, NYC. IMG_1848LR edit by StevenC_in_NYC, via Flickr Here [Peter Stuyvesant] built a manor and chapel. Here he would live out his life and be buried, and here, over the parade of centuries, flappers, shtetl refugees, hippies and punks – an aggregate of local residents running from Trotsky to Auden to Charlie Parker to Joey Ramone – would shuffle past his tomb. Russell Shorto, from his book The Island at the Center of the World

Director-General+of+New+Netherland | Nieuw-Amsterdam, NY – Career Training USA

Previous place names; New York was New Amsterdam. New York still hosts places based on their original Dutch names; Flushing (Zeeland), Harlem (Haarlem) even Coney Island (in Dutch Konijneneiland).

GFS Linda, Co-leader Scot and Irish SIG, AOL  Genealogy Forum. Introduction Most of this history is a direct paste from a review of the movie, “God’s Frontiersmen” which was writt…

The Scots/Irish Emigration of the 1700’s

Map of New Amsterdam, 1660. Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my 10th great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens  (11th) was her mother. Christine's mother (12th) was married to Jan Jansen Damen, Christine's step-father.

Map of New Amsterdam, Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens was her mother. Christine's mother was married to Jan Jansen Damen, (Step Father Pictures)

Native Americans watch as Sir Henry Hudson arrives in NY  in 1609, by Edward Moran in 1898. Before Europeans began to arrive in the 16th century, New York was inhabited by Algonquian and-Iroquoian speaking Native Americans. The Algonquian, including the Mohegan, Lenni Lenape, and Wappinger tribes, lived chiefly in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island. The Iroquois, living in the central and western parts of the state, included the Cayu

HENRY HUDSON (d. Henry Hudson entering New York Harbor on September with a Native American family watching from shore. Steel engraving after a painting by by Edward Moran,

Culture of the Mohawk Indians

Portrait painting of an Eastern American Woodland Indian by Pennsylvania artist Robert Griffing

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