The Treaty of Westminster

Treaty of Brenda signed which ends the second Anglo-Dutch war

New Amsterdam turned into NYC

he bought land from Minquas Indians stretching to Elk Creek, present day MD Map of Settlements in New Sweden

bought land north from Raccoon Creek to Mantua Creek

built on the east bank of the Schuylkill

built near present day Salem, first Swedish settlement in NJ

Peter Ridder bought land on NJ side of Delaware from Raccoon Creek south to Cape May

Indian Name for area on upper Delaware near Trenton, NJ), and south to Kaep de Hinloopen (Cape Henlopan)

Most American’s are more familiar with English, Spanish and French colonialism in America. So, many are not familiar with the fact that for more than 20 years in the early 17th century, the Swedes participated in Colony building in North America. At the height of “New Sweden”, several hundred colonists inhabited territory across modern Pennsylvania,  … Read more