Nut Island - Africans

Started by Kenneth Kwame Welsh on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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6/14/2011 at 10:00 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland_settlements

A number of ships broughts settlers to the New World, at first to Noten Island, and soon thereafter at the tip of Manhattan, construction was started of Fort Amsterdam, around which would grow the heart of the colony. Some of the early arrivals were dispersed upstream to Fort Orange, to the south Fort Wilhelmus, or to the Fresh River. Among those who made the crossing were many Walloons and some Africans (as company-owned slaves).

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