Tag Archives: Wilhelmus Kieft

Return of the Dutch West India Company

Each of the Directors the Dutch West India Company sent to New Amsterdam played first for his own hand. After caring for himself, the governor’s care was for what remained of the interests of the Company and those he either … Continue reading

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William the Testy Not a Myth

From the papers of the late Diedrich Knickerbocker obscure facts about the early city of the Manhattoes were pieced together by Washington Irving. The isle of Manna-hata (land of milk and honey) had once seen a brave city, New Amsterdam, … Continue reading

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How the Little Dutch Boy Came to America

For how the little Dutch boy came to America, we turn to Washington Irving’s, A History of New York. Hendrick Hudson, voyaging to find a northwest passage, set sail from Holland in 1609. He was employed by the Dutch East … Continue reading

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