Day 36

Shorakkopoch Rock

February 4th, 2012

This is, by some apocryphal accounts, the spot where Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan from the Lenape tribe. The popular imagination has him swindling these poor Indians out of their ancestral homeland for a mere handful of trinkets and beads (perhaps that's what the apple and coins tucked up against the rock symbolize?), but of course the story is not actually that simple.

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