Book/Printed Material Journal of New Netherland 1647. Written in the Years 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, and 1646. Journael van Nieu Nederlandt 1647. Beschreven in de jaeren 1641. 1642. 1643. 1644. 1645. en 1646

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Title

  • Journal of New Netherland 1647. Written in the Years 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, and 1646.

Other Title

  • Journael van Nieu Nederlandt 1647. Beschreven in de jaeren 1641. 1642. 1643. 1644. 1645. en 1646

Summary

  • Willem Kieft (1597--1647) was a Dutch merchant who was appointed by the West India Company as director-general of New Netherland in 1638. Kieft instituted a harsh policy toward the Indians of the colony, whom he attempted to tax and drive from their land. In 1643, a contingent of soldiers under Kieft attacked a Raritan village on Staten Island in a dispute over pigs allegedly stolen from a Dutch farm. This led to the bloody, two-year conflict known as Kieft's war, which raged in parts of what is now the New York metropolitan area (Jersey City, New Jersey, and Lower Manhattan) from 1643 to 1645, pitting the Dutch against a confederation of Algonquin tribes. The West India Company removed Kieft from his post in 1647 and replaced him with Peter Stuyvesant, the last director-general of New Netherland before the colony was taken over by the English in 1664. This handwritten journal by an unknown Dutch colonist, from the manuscript collections of the National Library of the Netherlands, is an important source for the study of Kieft's governorship, the war, and New Netherland in the 1640s.

Created / Published

  • New Amsterdam : [publisher not identified], [1641 to 1647]

Headings

  • -  United States of America--New Jersey
  • -  United States of America--New York
  • -  1641 to 1647
  • -  Algonquin Indians
  • -  Colonial America
  • -  Delaware Indians
  • -  Kieft, Willem, 1597-1647
  • -  Netherlands--Colonies
  • -  New Netherland

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Pen and ink, 17 x 21 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of the Netherlands.
  • -  Content in Dutch.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Atlantic World

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  • 2021667648

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Journal of New Netherland . Written in the Years 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, and 1646. [New Amsterdam: publisher not identified, to 1647, 1641] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667648/.

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(1641) Journal of New Netherland . Written in the Years 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, and 1646. [New Amsterdam: publisher not identified, to 1647] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667648/.

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Journal of New Netherland . Written in the Years 1641, 1642, 1643, 1644, 1645, and 1646. [New Amsterdam: publisher not identified, to 1647, 1641] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667648/>.