The historical documents for New Netherland provide evidence about life in the colony. This education resource focuses on life in Rensselaerswyck, Beverwyck and Fort Orange. How was the colony governed? How was trade conducted? Who did the work necessary for the success of the colony? Students will be able to find answers to these questions through analysis of the documents contained in these lessons. 

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Work in the Colony

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Governing the Colony

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Trade in the Colony


About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More

 

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