Friday, May 4, 2007

An interesting tidbit

According to the Today in History facts automatically updated here on the right-hand side column, today is the infamous day, back in 1626, when the Indians sold Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.

Wow, that would be about $2,400 in today's money. OK, it's a joke. It would be somewhat more.

The Native Americans did pretty well for themselves after the White Europeans arrived on these shores, didn't they?
Or on second thought...


Lynn said...

I'm thinking that the Native Americans kick themselves and curse their ancestors every May 4th.

Patti said...

They probably do!