How was the Dutch colony of New Netherland founded?
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.