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"We have already stated that the cause of the population of New Netherland was the liberty to trade with the Indians. We shall now prove that it also is the cause of its ruin."— Anonymous, "Journal of New Netherland", 16471
After 1638, changes in West India Company policy and the arrival of a new colonial administrator led to fresh developments in the Dutch- Munsee frontier. By altering its trade and immigration regulations, the West India Company encouraged population growth in New Netherland. Both itinerant and permanent immigrants arrived in the colony while trade with the Indians increased. Tensions between the Dutch settlers and the native inhabitants of New Netherland multiplied, including conflicts over land use, dishonest trading, abusive behavior, and even murder. While such problems could lead to increased violence, conflict could also be reduced through the accommodation and cooperation of Dutch and Indian leaders. When leaders from both sides sought to understand one another's legal and diplomatic protocol, the difficulties of the frontier could be smoothed over. By the same token, the actions of one side or another could easily tip the fragile balance. Factors on both sides, in fact, led to sustained violence in the First Dutch-Munsee War, commonly known as Governor Kieft's War. "We have already stated that the cause of the population of New Netherland was the liberty to trade with the Indians. We shall now prove that it also is the cause of its ruin."— Anonymous, "Journal of New Netherland", 16471 After 1638, changes in
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