The American Immigration Story Part 2.
In 1609, Englishman Henry Hudson began the colonial foothold of the Dutch (for East Indies Company) in New Amsterdam or what is now known as New York. Finding the ‘New World’ came as an accident, for Hudson was assigned to look for a short route to Indonesia and the East. Because of turbulent weather, his ship, the Half Moon, was instead blown to the Arctic and later they sailed downstream in a river called by the Mohicans as ‘Muhheakunnuk’ (great waters constantly in motion) which is now called Hudson River. Thus began a relationship of cooptation and rebellion among natives and the Dutch. Watch full video here
This is a presentation of the Women’s Immigration and Communications Cafe, a nonprofit organization organized by Marivir R. Montebon in completion of her MA in Religious Studies in 2019 at the Unification Theological Seminary in Manhattan.