Annotated translation of a Dutch account book recording trade with Native Americans in Ulster County, New York from 1712 to 1732. Documents and analyzes 2,000 exchanges in intercultural commercial dealings in the mid-Hudson River Valley. Includes profiles of 40 named and identified Native Americans.
Editor & Translator: Kees-Jan Waterman is Manager of KITLV Press in the Netherlands. He is the author of "To Do Justice to Him and Myself": Evert Wendell s Account Book for the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, NY, 1695-1726 (American Philosophical Society, 2008). Editor: J. Michael Smith is a Senior Media Specialist at Vermont Public Television. As an independent historian, he has documented the cultural histories of Munsee-Delaware peoples and the lives of individual natives in the mid-Hudson River Valley. His articles have appeared in the Hudson River Valley Review."