History of the United States
IN 1626 Governor Peter Minuit bought from the Manhates people an island now known as what?
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Who did the Dutch buy the island of manhatten from?
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What island did the Dutch buy from the Manhates Indians in 1626?
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Who was the dutch leader who bought Manhattan island from local Indians?
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What was purchased by the Dutch West Indian Company from the Manhates in 1626?
Who lead the first Dutch Settlers to North America?
MINUIT, PETER Peter Minuit (1580-1638) was the first director general of New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony in America. Minuit was sent to the area by the Dutch West India Company. Minuit is famous for buying the island of Manhattan (in what is now New York, USA) from Native Americans in 1626. He bought the island with trinkets valued at about $24. He founded New Amsterdam on the southern tip of Manhattan. In 1631, Minuit was dismissed from the Dutch West India Company, and in 1638 headed a Swedish group that founded New Sweden (the first European settlement on the Delaware River). Minuit bought land from the Native Americans and founded Fort Christina (near what is now Wilmington, Delaware, USA). Minuit died in a hurricane in the West Indies while on a trading mission in 1638.