Contribute Now
Conflict and Settlement | Dutch | TV | WMHT

Conflict and Settlement | Dutch

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on
Conflict & Settlement | Dutch

In 1609 Englishman Henry Hudson exploring trade routes for the Dutch East India Company sailed into New York Bay and up the river that would later bear his name.  

His encounters, some peaceful and some not, with Native Americans offering valuable furs in exchange for European goods led to a bustling fur trade and the development of the colony of New Netherlands.

Settlers arrived ...such as Daniel Janse VanAntwerpen  who in 1670 built a fur trading post near Schenectady that was later sold to the Mabee family….and Hendrick Van Rensselaer who in the vast Patroonship of Rensselaerswyck established Crailo farm named for his family’s estate in the Netherlands.

The Mabee Farm and Crailo State Historic Site are places to explore the rich and complex story of cultural exchange that propelled the Dutch settlement of the Capital Region.

Two more places to encounter real moments, real life and real stories on New York’s Path Through History.

New York NOW: Education & History

School budgets pass overwhelmingly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioBrGPYZmTANew York voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on their local school...

More schools seek to break tax cap in budget votes

School budget votes and school board elections are held across the state Tuesday, and the state school boards association says more schools are seeking to convince...

New Regents Chancellor Expresses Doubt in Worth of Current Standardized Tests

The newly elected Chancellor to the Board of Regents, Betty Rosa , expressed grave doubts about the state’s use of...