There once was a man who saved the US
It was the year 1634 by anyone's guess
He went up to the north
Solved the problem at the source
And put Dutch Manhattan back in the atlas.
(This limerick! It doesn't make a lot of sense, probably because I am San Diego-ly out of practice. But it is about a very interesting and good historical book, Journey Into Mohawk Country, which you should check out. Two limericks in a row for George O'Connor!)