Young Voices of New York

When New York Was New: Chapter Six, Kings and Queens and Their Quarrels

When New York Was New: Chapter Six,  Kings and Queens and Their Quarrels

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 24, 2016


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If you pay too much attention to our own region, you won’t understand its history. There were things happening in other places as well. For instance, Jamestown was founded two years before Champlain and Hudson even set foot here, and, by then the city of St. Augustine, Florida, had been a Spanish...

When New York Was New: Chapter Five, New Netherland

When New York Was New: Chapter Five, New Netherland

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 17, 2016


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Just three months after the French had led the battle near Crown Point, a second European nation appeared in our region. Henry Hudson was an Englishman, but he had been hired by the Dutch to look for a way to get through the New World to China and India. On September 3, 1609, his ship, the Half Moon,...

When New York Was New: Chapter Four, The French

When New York Was New: Chapter Four, The French

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 10, 2016


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By the time Samuel de Champlain set foot on what would become New York State, the French had been visiting the St. Lawrence River Valley for 75 years. Jacques Cartier had explored as far up the great river as the rapids just past Hochelaga, the Indian town where Montreal now stands. He and another...

When New York Was New: Chapter 3, The First Europeans

When New York Was New: Chapter 3, The First Europeans

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 5, 2016


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It’s not clear who the first Europeans were to see the land that is now New York State. We know that Columbus never came this far north. And there were some Norsemen who lived for a brief time in Canada several hundred years before Columbus, but historians are pretty sure that they never came...

When New York Was New: Chapter Two, The People of the Longhouse

When New York Was New: Chapter Two, The People of the Longhouse

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

January 27, 2016


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The Iroquois word for themselves is “Haudenosaunee,” which means “The People of the Longhouse.” In 1600, the Iroquois were the main group of people living in what is now New York, and they did live in longhouses, but that’s not all that is meant by Haudenosaunee. To understand our history,...

When New York Was New: Chapter One, The Place Where We Live

When New York Was New: Chapter One, The Place Where We Live

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

January 20, 2016


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"New York began as an idea, and it took nearly 300 years for that idea to turn into the place that we think of when we think of New York."

Coming in 2016! When New York Was New

Coming in 2016! When New York Was New

Mary Miller, Young Voices of New York, Publisher

December 8, 2015


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Think you know a lot about New York State? Find out how it all started from before European exploration of the New World.  This eight chapter non-fiction story about the geographic, cultural and political formation of our state, will include chapters that sort out the Dutch, British and French claims...

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