Tag: Henry Hudson

  • Where One Gathers the Wood to Make Bows (aka, Manhattan)

    Where One Gathers the Wood to Make Bows (aka, Manhattan)

    William Starna (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta) has a fascinating short article on the Origins of the Name¬†Manhattan: The event is a storied one. In 1626, Peter Minuit purchased a large island at the mouth of the Hudson River from unknown and unnamed although otherwise Munsee-speaking…

  • Henry Hudson

    In 1609, on September 13th, Henry Hudson weighed anchor at West Harlem on his way up what would become known as the Hudson River: [September 13]The thirteenth, faire weather, the wind Northerly. At seuen of the clocke in the morning,as the floud came we weighed, and turned foure miles into the Riuer. The tide being…