Peter Minuit

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Noun1.Peter Minuit - Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $24 (1580-1638)Peter Minuit - Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $24 (1580-1638)
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| 1626: Manhattan island was bought from local Indians by Dutch settler Peter Minuit for trinkets worth about 25 dollars.
| 1626: Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets | 1840: World's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain | 1889: Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch | 1910: King Edward VII died.
1626 - Dutch explorer Peter Minuit lands on what is now Manhattan.
NYC Economic Development Corporation: East River Esplanade North ($10,000,000) will redevelop two miles of the waterfront on the east side of Manhattan from Peter Minuit Plaza to East River Park on the Lower East Side.
Added to this off-the-cuff frieze of Gotham observed was a limited-edition artist's book composed of images, based on a PBS series, cataloguing key moments in the city's physical and cultural expansion--here an engraving of Peter Minuit "purchasing" Manhattan from the Canarsie Indians for a handful of trinkets; there a Jane Jacobs obit--and a pair of curtains printed with a stack of books based on a reading list of books about cities.
Located in Peter Minuit Plaza next to Manhattan's Battery Park, the landmark was made possible through a grant from the Netherlands government to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of New Amsterdam.
Taxpayer in the biggest theft on the continent since Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for 24 bucks in Mardi Gras beads.
Real estate and business swindlers have seen New York as fertile ground ever since the Dutch governor Peter Minuit picked up the island of Manhattan from the Lenni Lenape tribe for 60 guilders.
1526 Dutch settler Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan from native Americans for goods worth about EUR25.