Native New York: American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam

When: Monday, April 5, 2021, 5:00pm
Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendate, 1623. Collection of the Museum of the City of New York, 38.260.86.

About this Course

Our popular Native New York course is now online! Explore the history and legacies of early New York in this online course offered by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian–New York.  

Participants will investigate trade relationships and power dynamics between the Lenape and Dutch communities in New Amsterdam, examine documents, maps, and artifacts that speak to interactions between Native American nations and early European colonists in the Hudson River region in the 16th and 17th centuries, and consider how the natural environment affected the cultural, economic, and political experiences of those who resided there. 

Thanks to the support of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, we are able to waive registration fees for Native New York. If participants wish to take the course for P Credit, they must still pay ASPDP’s course fee.  

The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider. Participation in this program provides 15 hours of CTLE credit and 1 P Credit.  

For registration instructions and information about P Credits through ASPDP, please scroll down to Registration below. 

Course Calendar & Details

Native New York runs from Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 23, 2021. The course includes both synchronous and asynchronous coursework.  

Synchronous ("live") coursework: This course features 6 online course meetings held via Zoom, comprising 10.5 of the 15 hours of Native New York. Course meetings are either 1.5 or 2 hours in duration.  Participants will need an internet-accessible device (laptop, tablet, phone) with audio accessibility to participate. Zoom links for each session will be emailed out to participants in advance of its date. Participants will receive a full syllabus prior to the course start date.  

Attendance at live sessions is a key component of this course. Final timing for these sessions is subject to change.  

To view a schedule of the online class sessions, please click here

Asynchronous coursework: 4.5 of the 15 hours of this course will be conducted as independent work time, with deadlines for course assignments spaced throughout the course. Course assignments will include readings, online activities, and written reflections. For their final assignment, participants will create and submit one lesson plan that incorporates their learning from the course. 


Registration for Native New York is a two-step process for those taking the course for P Credit. (Educators interested in taking this course not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 1.) All eligible educators receive CTLE credit for the course hours.  

Step 1: Register for Native New York using the blue "Register" button at the top of this page.  

Step 2: The ASPDP spring semester course catalog will open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Once the ASPDP course catalog opens, educators may register and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP course fee of $45. Registration for this course through ASPDP closes at midnight on Sunday, April 4, 2021. 

Participant Policies 

The Museum of the City of New York ("the Museum") offers refunds for its educational partner fee for P Credit courses if a participant requests to withdraw from their registered course at least three (3) business days in advance of the registration deadline for that course. 

Participants must contact ASPDP to receive a refund for the ASPDP course fee. To view the policy for ASPDP course fee refunds, please click here

If a participant must withdraw from a Museum P Credit course after the first day of the course, the Museum offers participants the value of the course as a credit for future MCNY education programming.  

The Museum follows ASPDP's academic integrity policy for all its P Credit courses. To view ASPDP's academic integrity policy, please click here


This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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