Coming to Terms with Early New Netherland – New York History: 1610-1614

In 2014 it was four hundred years ago a series of remarkable events unfolded along the Hudson River, as Dutch traders and the people of the First Nations came together to forge a new reality built on mutual trust. This is the intro to this fascinating book.


• Introduction
• Author’s Forward
• Momentum
• Watershed Voyage: 1613-1614
• Forging the Kashwenta Treaty
• ‘Trade and Peace are One Thing’
• 1614 Redux: Spring and a Mutiny
• There Will Be Blood: Violence in the Interregnum
• Conclusion
• Coda
• Footnotes
• bibliography

About the Writers

Hubert de Leeuw is an entrepreneur and businessman and has spent 20 years researching early New Netherland history. Born in the Netherlands, he now lives in Flanders, near the city of Antwerp.
Timothy Paulson is a freelance writer specializing in history and biography for young people with a BA in English from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He lives in New York City.

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