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1647: Arrival of Peter Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam

Illustration of Peter Stuyvesant reaching New Amsterdam after the failure of his predecessor Willem Kieft to build a lasting peace with native communities.

Artist Credit: Howard Pyle. Reprinted with permission.


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