Title: american mind

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Subject: History
Author: Janet N
Date: February 16, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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The island was named Kioshk (Gull Island) by the Mohegan Indians that lived on the nearby shores. In the 1630's a Dutch man, Michael Paauw, acquired the island and renamed it "Oyster Island"; the island was used as a place to shuck and eat oysters. In 1664, the British took possession of the area from the Dutch and renamed the island "Gull Island"...

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In 1664, the British took possession of the area from the Dutch and renamed the island "Gull Island". Not long afterwards, the name of the island changed to "Gibbet Island", because men convicted of piracy were hanged there ("Gibbet" refers to the gallows tree). In the 1770's the island was sold to Samuel Ellis, who developed it into a picnic spot...

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