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February 09, 2012 11:23:07 PM
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Margaret Brown

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Westfield, NJ

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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

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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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