These pages are in tribute to America's original people, tradition, and culture.
1. What American culture did Cornelius Jansen Van Texel fall in love with
when he landed in America? What were the people like who gave their daughter
in marriage to a newly arrived immigrant? Adriaen Van Der Donck's observations*
allow us a glimpse of American beliefs and customs that existed for thousands
of years but are unfortunately skipped over by our American educational system
*A Description of New Netherlands, Adriaen Van Der Donck, 1648.
2. Read the heroic story of American Daniel Nimham and the Wappingers--carrying on a long American tradition of leaders riding first into battle. European-American tradition has unfortunately replaced that once proud American tradition. John Van Tassel testifies in favor of Daniel Nimham and his quest to claim his ancestral homeland.