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What did Peter Minuit do?
Minuit later founded a Swedish colony in the Delaware Bay before his death in a Caribbean hurricane in 1638. Peter Minuit was born circa 1580 in the port city of Wesel, then part of the Duchy of Cleves. Little is known of his early years.
How did Peter Minuit get the island of Philipsburg?
In 1626 Peter Minuit, the first director general of New Netherland province, is said to have purchased the island from the local Indians (variously characterized by historians as having belonged to the Lenape, Delaware, Munsee, or Algonquin people) probably with trade goods valued at 60 guilders, then鈥?
How did Peter Minuit start the New Sweden company?
Peter Minuit and the New Sweden Company. In 1637, Swedish explorers and stockholders created the New Sweden Company to explore and trade in the New World, under a charter with Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. Adolphus died in 1632, and his daughter and successor Queen Christina took over the charter’s administration.
Where did Minuit go on his voyage?
In 1625, Minuit made the voyage to New Netherland, a Dutch colony that stretched from modern-day Delaware into Connecticut. Then under the command of colony director Willem Verhulst, Minuit was assigned to explore the upper reaches of the North and South Rivers (the Hudson and the Delaware), and establish trade relations with Indigenous tribes.