New York, New York: Indians Sold Manhattan Here

Plaque on "Shorakkopoch Rock" supposedly marks the spot where Peter Minuet fleeced the Indians in 1626 for $24 in trinkets in exchange for the island of Manhattan.

Address:
Indian Rd, New York, NY
Directions:
Far northern tip of Manhattan Island, in Inwood Hill Park. Follow the paved path east from the corner of W. 214th St. and Indian Rd.
Admission:
Free
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Selling of Manhattan Island

Shorakkopoch Rock is the site where the Island of Manhattan was sold to Peter Minuet by the Indians for $24 in trinkets and gold.

[John McNamara, 07/23/2016]

The plaque on the rock was attached in January 1954, "as part of New York City's 300th anniversary celebration."


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