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By Tim McNeese

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It proved profitable from the beginning, and the company still exists today. The Dutch also followed up on Hudson’s voyage to America by building a trading post on an island in the Hudson River near modern-day Albany, which they called Fort Orange, after Holland’s royal family. This single outpost was only the beginning of Dutch colonizing efforts in North America. They also positioned themselves for business with the Indians at the mouth of the Delaware River, along the Hudson River, including on an island then occupied by the Manhattan Indians (known today as Manhattan Island).

They even brought back with them two Indian youths, Manteo and Wanchese. ” (Raleigh had hoped for 800 colonists. ) Among their number was a mathematician and scientist trained at Oxford University, Thomas Harriot, as well as a young artist, John White. Another member was a Jewish mineralogist, Joachim Ganz, whose duty it was to search for gold and silver. (In the early 1990s archaeologists excavating at Roanoke found the remains of a metallurgical laboratory, including pieces of ceramic, Bohemian glass, and copper.

They were the first in a series of 13 English colonies established along the length of the Atlantic Coast. Their creation took more than a century, with the first, Virginia (Jamestown), founded in 1607 and the last, Georgia, established in the 1730s. NEW ENGLAND COLONIES Some of the earliest colonial outposts did not remain separate and on their own. The colony established by the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621 was absorbed 70 years later into the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had been founded by Winthrop in 1630.

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