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.

Indian Rd, New York, NY
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.
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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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