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the very first sell of brookland brigde scam


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#1    danielost

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

The first scam to involve long island.  The dutch wanted to buy the island to ut a settlement on it.  So they stopped the first indians they saw and agreed on a price of a couple blankets and some jewlrey.  They only problem is the indians didn't own the island.  They were there hunting.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:54 PM

Native Americans didn't believe that you could "own" land.  That was a European ideal.  Coming from a culture where land is a commodity to be bought and sold, they naturally assumed that the locals owned the land.

And it's Brooklyn bridge, not Brookland;  Also, the bridge spans the East River from Manhattan to (oddly enough) Brooklyn, not Long Island.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:16 AM

It doesn't have to go brooklyn, to be a brooklyn bridge scam.  All you have to do is sell something that doesn't belong to you.

As for owning property, indians did in fact believe in owning property.  Other than your bow, if you can put into your hut/teepee that was your personal property, everything else was public property.  This worked great until the started using horses.  Each tribe had its territory so they could find the resources they needed to live.  So there was tribal property.  The Indians who sold long islnd were tresspasing.

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