Scholar and author says those who greeted Hudson deserve notice too
GHENT–“History is never quite complete,” says Donald Shriver. But that knowledge has not deterred him from adding a little bit to the public’s awareness of Columbia County and the Hudson Valley. This weekend the fruits of a two-year odyssey through the state bureaucracy will culminate with the unveiling of a new historical marker along the Taconic State Parkway acknowledging that Mohican Indians greeted the first European here.
Though a public effort has been mounted this year to celebrate the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s voyage in the Halfmoon up the tidal river that now bears his name, little attention has been paid to the local inhabitants at the time, who paddled out in canoes to welcome him.