Colonial America - Land of the Brave
Short Biography about Peter Minuit
Peter Minuit (1580-1638) was the Dutch colonist who bought Manhattan from the Native Americans for various trinkets and goods, which in the 19th century, were estimated to be worth the equivalent of $24 . Peter Minuit was famous as the Director of the Dutch colony of New Netherland (1626 - 1633) and founded the Swedish colony of New Sweden in 1638.
He was the Protestant leader of the New York Colony. This article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about the early American colonist, Peter Minuit. Who was Peter Minuit and why was he famous?