Unit 2: Two Cultures Meet
People who Made a Difference
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec, in what is now Canada, in 1608. He also explored the land of northern New York. View a map drawn by Samuel de Champlain.
Anne Hutchinson had to leave the New England colonies because of her religious beliefs. The Dutch let her settle north of New Amsterdam. Read about the trial of Anne Hutchinson.
According to one legend, Tammany, who was a Lenni Lenape leader, sold Dutch colonists the right to settle on Manhattan Island in 1626. View a timeline about the history of Manhattan.
Peter Stuyvesant was the last Dutch governor of New Netherland. While he was unpopular with some colonists, Stuyvesant was a good leader. He was forced to surrender his colony to the British. Read a biography about Peter Stuyvesant.
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