In October 2016, the Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) in Washington, Connecticut, held a conference to bring public attention to the theme of interdependence between Dutch colonizers and Native American nations in northeastern North America in the seventeenth century. What has followed in print is this collection of ten chapters by eleven contributors with training in anthropology, literature, and history, under the editorial leadership of Lucianne Lavin. The diverse authors bring decades of experience in Dutch-English translations, Indigenous language study, museum work, historic preservation, public history, film production, and archaeology. Defining their audience broadly, the authors present an introduction to seventeenth-century events and figures, invite readers into an open scholarly process, leave some questions appropriately unresolved, and share an invaluable bibliography. Above all, the book aims to enrich public school education, and the authors frame their work in ways that will be useful for museums, town histories, and family...

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