New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_48
Portrait of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch Director-General of the Colony of New Netherlands, from a painting located at the New-York Historical Society. A lantern slide of the painting was created in 1911.
Who is this man?
What do you think he was like?
Would you like to be this man’s friend?
Would you like this man to run your colony in a hostile environment?
Why was someone like Stuyvesant appointed in New Netherland?
What characteristics were necessary for the job?
How did Peter Stuyvesant lose his leg?
English Language Arts: Create a trifold brochure commemorating Stuyvesant’s life. Include one section on his early life, one on New Netherland, and one on his later years and death. Include illustrations.
Banks, Joan. Peter Stuyvesant: Dutch Military Leader. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 0791053466, 0791056899
Crouse, Anna Erskine. Peter Stuyvesant of Old New York. New York: Random House, 1954.
Krizner, L. J., and Lisa Sita. Peter Stuyvesant: New Amsterdam and the Origins of New York. New York: PowerPlus Books, 2001. ISBN: 0823957322
Lobel, Arnold. On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. ISBN: 0060239727
Quackenbush, Robert M. Old Silver Leg Takes Over!: A Story of Peter Stuyvesant. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. ISBN: 0136339344
Avakian, Monique. A Historical Album of New York. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1993. ISBN: 1562940058, 0585263302
Fradin, Dennis B. The New York Colony. Chicago: Children's Press, 1988. ISBN: 0516003895
Linehan, Stephen. New Netherland: An Exploration of Past and Present: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for the 4th Grade
. Albany, NY: New Netherland Museum, 2004. ISBN: 0974822302. (Available at http://www.newnetherland.org