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Welikia (pronounced “way-LEE-kee-uh” Hear Welikia pronounced) means “my good home” in Lenape, the Native American language of the New York City region at the time of first contact with Europeans.

Welikia (pronounced “way-LEE-kee-uh” Hear Welikia pronounced) means “my good home” in Lenape, the Native American language of the New York City region at the time of first contact with Europeans.

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was called Mannahatta, "Island of many hills," by Native Americans. Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs.

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was called Mannahatta, "Island of many hills," by Native Americans. Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs.

Heres a virtual movie of the great Walt Whitman reading "Mannahatta" from Leaves of Grass published in 1888. The poem is a tribute to the city he lived in Mannahatta, meaning "land of many hills,"the Native American name Whitman uses for New York City. ...The name Manhattan derives from the word Manna-hata, as written in the 1609 logbook of Robe...

Heres a virtual movie of the great Walt Whitman reading "Mannahatta" from Leaves of Grass published in 1888. The poem is a tribute to the city he lived in Mannahatta, meaning "land of many hills,"the Native American name Whitman uses for New York City. ...The name Manhattan derives from the word Manna-hata, as written in the 1609 logbook of Robe...

What Every Block of New York City Looked Like 400 Years Ago

What Every Block of New York City Looked Like 400 Years Ago

Here's What New York City's Residents Looked Like 400 Years Ago

Vintage 1609, Mannahatta as Henry Hudson found it, before the Dutch settle New Amsterdam (NYC), www.RevWill.com

Vintage 1609, Mannahatta as Henry Hudson found it, before the Dutch settle New Amsterdam (NYC), www.RevWill.com

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Explore Manhattan When It Was Just Forests and Creeks With the 1609 Welikia Map

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Welcome to New York City, 1609

Welcome to New York City, 1609

September 2, 1609: Henry Hudson begins his journey of exploration up the Hudson aboard the Halve Maen (Half Moon).

September 2, 1609: Henry Hudson begins his journey of exploration up the Hudson aboard the Halve Maen (Half Moon).

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