23 mrt Indian
The First Trader of Wall Street
Aert Wessels, 1621
The history of New Amsterdam (present-day New York, founded in 1609) is as colourful as the tulips that bloom in the Keukenhof. The city was a melting pot of open-minded people and offered freedom of religion and culture to all who settled there. The imported Dutch tulips were a symbol of peace and were used to encourage trade with the surrounding tribes.
This is Xituapan, a Native American who sold his tulips near present-day Wall Street, formerly known as ‘de Wallen’. It’s safe to say that he was the very first Wall Street trader.