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Originally posted by Nygdan
Ithink that they can be forgiven for saying New York State, when infact the orignal authority would've been New York Colony.
Here's a hint; they stated New York was aware of them for 400 years and this is 2005 correct? New York was not even a colony until 1664. I assume you are not aware of that. Like I said they better get new writers; or better yet historians that can count
The settlement of New Amsterdam followed the explorations of Henry Hudson for the Dutch (approx. 100 years after Cabot explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Virginia for the British), and the subsequent purchase by Peter Minuit of Manhattan Island in 1626.
Owned and run by the West India Company, the young colony was protected by paid soldiers. The company also paid farmers and tradesmen to come work in and for the colony. The Dutch, being most interested in making a return on their monetary investments, supported religious freedom as well as open trade. By 1630, the population numbered about 270. Of these, only about half were Dutch, since settlers from among the Belgian (Walloons) and French Huguenots, as well as English, were welcomed.
Originally posted by stumason
"New York" was a colony well before 1664 (a good year for beer ), it was just called New Amsterdam before the British took it over. It was in fact founded in 1626.
-koji K says What the Shinnecock Indians need is education and jobs. Can the United States offer them no better alternative than a state of affairs in which they have to build a casino? What other options are available to them to improve their lot? This is the question the Shinnecock, New York State, and the federal government need to be spending energy to address.