Orson Christiaensen was one of two native boys taken back to the Netherlands by Captain Hendrick Christiaensen after his two trips to Manhattan in 1611. The Dutch were fascinated by Orson and his brother, Valentine.

In 1616, Orson murdered Hendrick near Albany, New York.


Kroessler, Jeffrey A. New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis. New York: New York University Press, 2002.