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					•Included parts of present-day
Delaware, New Jersey, and
Pennsylvania
•Colony chartered by New Sweden
company
• Swedes sought to increase their influence by
  establishing an agricultural and fur trading colony to
  compete with French and English merchants
• Included Europeans from many countries,
  Africans, Indo-Carribeans
• Used for participation in the North American
  fur trade
• First settlement built in 1613 by the crew of
  the Dutch ship “Tijger” (Tiger)
• Missionaries such as Jesuits and Recollets
  became well-established
• Seigneurial system- a semi-feudal way of land
  distribution and farming
• Hundreds of settlers granted land parcels for
  farming
• Non-Roman Catholics forbidden
• Landed during the worst growing season
  drought in 800 years
• Croatan may have been scavenging the village
  to find food
• Food grown for the town and distributed
  equally for the first two and a half years
• Learned many farming techniques from Native
  Americans
• Planted maize, squash, pumpkins, beans,
  potatoes, turnips, carrots, peas, wheat, barley,
  oats
• Raised and sold cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats
• Largest source of wealth was the fur trade
• Attempted to fish, but lacked skill
• John Davenport- Puritan minister, led 500
  Puritans out of exile to the colony
• Theophilus Eaton- led Puritans along with
  Davenport, first elected governor

				
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