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Teaching New York: A Dutch Settlement

New York: A Dutch Settlement

In 1621, a group of wealthy Dutchmen formed the Dutch West India Company. The Dutch government gave the Dutch West India Company the right to settle New Netherland and the right to trade with Native Americans. The company sent a ship to New Netherland with 110 people. The biggest group started a settlement far up the Hudson River in a place that is now Albany, New York. A smaller group settled on Manhattan, an island at the mouth of the Hudson River.

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How did the Dutch settlement of New Netherland become the English settlement of New York?


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