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"The colony began to advance bravely and to live in friendship with the natives." — Nicolaes van Wassenaer, Historisch Verhael1
In December 1623, the Indians of the Hudson River welcomed Dutch traders as they had in previous years. These Dutchmen came aboard the ship Maeckereel and remained in New Netherland during the winter and summer, trading and bartering for furs. Nothing particularly unusual attended this trading expedition. Yet unlike previous voyages, this ship and crew came to New Netherland to establish a monopoly over the fur trade on behalf of the West India Company.2 After this point, relations between Europeans and Indians in New Netherland would take place within the framework of the West India Company's presumed control of a settlement colony. "The colony began to advance bravely and to live in friendship with the natives." — Nicolaes van Wassenaer, Historisch Verhael1 In December 1623, the Indians of the Hudson River welcomed Dutch traders as they had in previous years. These Dutchmen c
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