Coming to Terms with Early New Netherland – New York History: Broken Chain

As New York commemorates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival, we know much about what he and the Dutchmen who followed encountered during their early years on the Hudson. But the Dutch perspective is not the only view passed down the centuries. Two powerful tribes greeted the Dutch around Albany. The Mohicans and the Mohawks each retained legends of the early encounters.

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