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Columbia County: History & Heritage. Winter 2003. Volume 1 Number 3. Kinderhook, N.Y.: Columbia County Historical Society.

Curtin, Philip D. 1984. Cross - Cultural Trade in World History. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Dunn, Shirley W. 1994. The Mohican World (1609-1730, Fleischmanns, N.Y.: Purple Mountain Press.

Heidenreich, Conrad E., and A.H. Ray. 1976 The Early Fur Trade: A Study in Cultural Interaction. Toronto.

Hunt, George T. 1960. The Wars of the Iroquois: A Study in Intertribal Trade Relations. Madison, WI.

Innis, Harold A. 1956. The Fur Trade in Canada. Toronto.

Krech, Shepard III, ed. 1981. Indians, Animals and the Fur Trade: A Critique of Keepers of the Game. Athens, GS.

Shorto, Russell. 2004. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan & The Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Doubleday.


Henry Hudson -Adventurer and Explorer

Henry Hudson Lost Leadership

Halve Maen(Half Moon)

New Netherland Museum and the Half Moon

Robert Juet

Half Moon Tour

Fur Trade Time Line

Fur Trade

The Lenapes: A Study of Hudson Valley Indians

Henry Hudson - includes very nice video clip of the Half Moon on the Hudson - video runs a little over one minute. Also includes photo of Henry Hudson and some historical documents

Stuyvesant - photo, short video clip and historical documents

New Amsterdam - photo, short video clip and historical documents

Dutch West India Company

First Jewish immigration to New Amsterdam/Stuyvesant/ discrimination- click on first video resource "The First Jews in the New World", runs just under two minutes

Click on Flushing for video clip on Old Quaker Meeting House

Suggested lesson on the Hudson River from NTTI (National Teachers Training Institute - WNET/Thirteen, NYC), includes suggested activities and web resources. The video clip from Bill Moyers below can be used with this lesson

Except from Bill Moyers, "America's First River - 90 second video clip

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