The Settling Of Harlem, From The Wickquaskeeks To The Waterfalls, And More 1658

Harlem, originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands, was founded by the Dutch on land that the Manahattans and Wickquaskeeks Indian tribes from the region resided. Continue Reading →


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A Glance At The Pre-History Of Harlem To 1865

indiansAll the area north of what is now 59th Street was called “Muscoota” by the Manhattan Indians. Muscoota means “flat place”. This flat place was good for growing food and this is why many of the Manhattan Indians lived in this part of Manhattan. Continue Reading →


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