Posted by Elaine/Mohican Press on August 29, 1998 at 21:00:25:
Muzzleloader magazine's Sept./Oct. issue has an interesting article on trade in the New World. Part One deals with the Dutch and Iroquois trade relationship.
"The Iroquois had vast trading experience, but the Dutch had far more. They had set up trading networks with ships that were voyaging all over the globe by the beginning of the 17th century. If you visit Amsterdam in the Netherlands today, you can see rows and rows of fine brick houses that were built along the canals in the 17th and 18th centuries. Almost all of them were constructed by rich merchants who had made fortunes in trade throughout the world. The Dutch were expert and became the best traders of any of the European nations."
This is the first of a series written by Tony Hunter on trade in the New World. Interesting!
And there will be plenty more trade news and trade wars of our own here in Mohicanland. The Dutch Trader has every intention of defending her inheritance. Keep an eye out! Meanwhile, visit her competitor, our Francais Trader's Post ...
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