It was many years ago that Peter Minuet plunked down that $24 worth of wampum to buy Manhattan island from the Indians.
It was many years ago that Peter Minuet plunked down that $24 worth of wampum to buy Manhattan island from the Indians. Fifteen braves, dressed in war garb came back to Manhattan from their reservation near Niagara Falls, New York, yesterday to keep the white man from taking any more of his real estate...and it isn't a question of 24. The state power authority wants to use part of the Tuscarora reservation as a reservoir in a huge project. The Indians claim that a treaty dating back to 1786 voids the State's usual authority to condemn and occupy private land. And the Indians came to town dressed in their war bonnets to emphasize their position. The Great White Father, in the guise of the power authority, is concerned, explaining that delays may cost it $100,000 a day. No final decision of the case as yet.