Mr. Dowling
New Netherland


(Peter Stuyvesant)



How was the Dutch colony of New Netherland founded?



New Netherland

Colonies for the Dutch (Holland)

Explorer for the Dutch: Henry Hudson-Hudson was also an explorer for England.

Colony along the Hudson River

1626-Peter Minuit brings a group of Dutch settlers to North America.

Peter Minuit is the man who bought Manhattan Island from the Native Americans--New Amsterdam

Importance of furs-rivalry with the French and the Algonquins

The Dutch had an alliance with the Iroquois (enemies of the Algonquins).

The English conquered New Amsterdam in 1664 without a fight because major merchants of the colony were not willing to fight. New Amsterdam was renamed New York, after the Duke of York, brother of King Charles.


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