February 09, 2012 11:23:07 PM

Margaret Brown


Westfield, NJ


The Wampum beads were used to buy the island of Manhattan from the Native American tribe the Algonquins

Peter Minuit a Dutch setter made the purchase on May 24, 1626


All my life I heard that Manhattan was bought for beads. I thought it was a myth at first, but we looked it up on the internet and local library. Now it seems to be kind of true

Those crooked dutch settlers

Wampum beads = Manhattan
You could buy Manhattan with a pocket full of beads


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