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Manhattan for trinkets, part 2

The sale of Manhattan for beads and trinkets has become a truism, memorialized in a painting by Alfred Fredericks . The value of said trinkets, reportedly “60 guilders,” does have a verifiable source, though the exact materials assigned the value does not.  Meanwhile “60 guilders” has accrued an aura of shame and betrayal right up… More →

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