Questions concerning the founding historical past: Who owns New York? | EUROtoday

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Four hundred years after the Dutch formally based what’s now Manhattan as Fort Amsterdam after which as New Amsterdam, the descendants of the natives of that point are demanding an apology. Brent Stonefish of the Eelūnaapéewi Lahkéewii (Delaware) nation not too long ago mentioned at an exhibition opening in Amsterdam that the federal government should apologize to the indigenous peoples of North America, much like the way it did for the colonial slave commerce. The Canarse tribe is claimed to have bought what’s now Manhattan to the settlers, though it was mentioned to have belonged to the Weckquaesgeeks – and the one proof of this can be a letter from 1626 reporting the acquisition.