New NetherYork

New Amsterdam! Or shall we say New York?

A Grand Start

New Netherland, a Middle Colony, was purchased off the Native Americans with a gift of various trinkets from Swedish colonist, Peter Minuit in 1626. The trinkets total to a grand total of about $24!

Why here?

You're most likely coming to this land in search of a new beginning. It is assured that you will find one here. New York is considered advanced compared to other colonies--far ahead of its time. 'Tis a new era and you can find yourself exploring your spiritual side in this homeland.

In addition to a variety of available religions, New York also has a heavy hand in the trading venture. Through both its imports from Great Britain and neighboring colonies, and its wondrous natural exports, you can find yourself living lavishly.

Whether through hot farming in the outdoors, or textile/wheat processing in the reclusive shelter of your abode, there is always a spot available for you in this colony.

4 Sieges?

The colony of New York has had 4 owners to its lands.

  1. The first owners were the Native Americans as the aborigines of the home land.
  2. In 1626, Peter Minuit purchased the land of the Natives to claim it for New Sweden of the Swedish.
  3. Peter Stuyvesant was appointed Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands, however he increased Dutch power after a trade rivalry formed between Dutch and Swede forces. The Dutch defeated the Swedes in 1655 and took full control the colony, naming it's capital New Amsterdam.
  4. In 1664 however the Dutch lost control to the British who then renamed the colony 'New York' after the Duke of York.


However, the Dutch and British continued to struggle over control of the colony.

  1. In 1673, the Dutch recaptured New Amsterdam in the Anglo-Dutch War.
  2. In 1674, the English recaptured New Amsterdam (New York). The English and Dutch came to a peace agreement, and New Amsterdam was named as the capital of the New York Colony.


Initially, the colony was a Dutch fur settlement. The colony was solely focused on shipping furs from the Native Americans back to England. The exports, however, have grown to a variety.

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