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The Dutch were the first colonists, they called it New Amsterdam. It was they, who famously bought Manhattan from the Indians for $24.00. Eventually the Netherlands ceded the area to England and the British renamed it New York.

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The Dutch. Peter Minuit purchased Manahatta from the Lenape Indians in 1626. The island was renamed New Netherland or Nieuw-Nederland in Dutch.

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The Dutch were the first Europeans to colonize the island of Manhattan, in 1624. They named it "New Amsterdam."

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Because it has a good harbor, with river access. That, and the fact that the Dutch were able to buy it for a few trinkets.

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The Dutch, at least initially.

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