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Peter of Amsterdam by  James Otis

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Peter of New Amsterdam
by James Otis
The story of the Dutch colony at New Amsterdam, through the eyes of the young lad Peter. Relates its settlement by the West India Company under the leadership of Peter Minuit, their transactions with the Indians including the purchase of the island of Manhattan, their overthrow of the Swedish forts to the south, and their surrender to English forces in 1664. The portrait of the contrasting figures of Peter Minuit and Peter Stuyvesant enlivens the narrative. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text.  Ages 8-10
150 pages $9.95   

 

 

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The "Brown Men" or Savages
Alone in Holland
An Attack by the Indians
The Bargain
Beginning the Work
The Big Ship
Boats Used by the Savages
A Brutal Murder
Building a Fort
Buildings of Stone
Buying the Island of Manhattan
The Charge Made by Hans Braun
The City of New York
Claim of the West India Company
Coaxing the Savages
The Coming of the English
Director Kieft
Director Petrus Stuyvesant
Dismissed by Master Stuyvesant
Disobeying Commands
Driving out the Swedes
Dull Trade
The End of Dutch Rule
English Claims
Forging Ahead
The Gathering of the Savages
Going Ashore
The Government
Hans Braun and Kryn Gildersleeve
Hastening Back to New Amsterdam
The Homes of the Savages
How the Fort was Armed
I Go My Way
I Go on a Voyage
Idle Days
An Important Introduction
In Charge of the Goods
Interference with Religious Freedom
Looking after the Ferry
A Lukewarm Welcome
Making Ready for Trade
Making Ready for War
Master Kieft's War
Master Minuit's Home
Master Minuit's Return
Master Minuit's Successor
Master Stuyvesant Absent
Master Stuyvesant Makes Enemies
Master Stuyvesant's Rage
Master Van Twiller Discharged
New Amsterdam Becomes a City
On Broad Way
Orders from Holland
Other Persecutions
Other Things about Town
A Prosperous Town
Punishing the Quaker
Quarrelsome Slaves
The Revenge of the Savages
Sailing for the New World
A Strange Kind of Craft
Summoned to the Cabin
Surrender of the City Demanded
A Three Days' Truce
Time for Sight-Seeing
Toys for the Savages
Trouble with the English
Two Days in Plymouth
An Unexpected Question
Unjust Commands
The Uprising of the Indians
The Value of Wampum
A View of New Netherland
The Village Called Plymouth
Village Laws
A Visit of Ceremony
Visitors from the English
Wandering over the Island
A Weak Defense
Where I Was Born
With the Fleet

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