New Amsterdam Plein: Four

New Amsterdam Plein: Four (HM2D5Q)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.131', W 74° 0.809'

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Every reader of history knows the story: Peter Minuit bought Manhattan Island in 1626 from a group of Indians for 60 guilders worth of goods, or as a 19th century historian calculated it, 24 dollars. Of the thousands of transactions in which native Americans sold parcels to Europeans, only one is legend. It's clear why this sale lodged in the cultural memory: the absurd price. It is the most dramatic illustration of the long process of stripping the natives of their land.
In fact, the Manhattan Indians had no concept of permanent property transfer but saw the agreement more as a treaty of cooperation. The Dutch would be allowed to use the land, but the Indians would remain as well and indeed they did throughout the life of the colony. The so-called purchase price for them was a token of alliance, which Minuet would have understood.
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HM NumberHM2D5Q
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Placed ByThe Kingdom of The Netherlands
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Date Added Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 4:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583340 N 4506165
Decimal Degrees40.70218333, -74.01348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.131', W 74° 0.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 7.86" N, 74° 0' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3-15 State St, New York NY 10004, US
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