First claimed what is now New York.
governor who brought Manhattan from teh Leni Lenape
explored the Hudson River and claimed it for the Dutch.
first European to reach New York.
the first European settlement in New York
governor who started a fire department and a night watch.
John Peter Zenger
made great steps for freedom of the press.
took over New Netherland in 1664 without firing New York
the reason the Dutch West India Company wanted colonists to go to New York
Samuel D. Champlain
had a battle with the Iroquois and made enemies of the French.
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