No. A107547.

31 Cal.Rptr.3d 59 (2005)

130 Cal.App.4th 1132

Chip WORTHINGTON et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROHNERT PARK, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One.

June 30, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Henn, Etzel & Moore, Inc., John Douglas Moore, Oakland, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

McDonough Holland & Allen, Michelle Kenyon, Oakland; Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, LLP, Deborah B. Caplan, Sacramento, Richard C. Miadich, Orange, and Ervin V. Peth, for Respondent.


One of the oldest contracts between Native Americans and Europeans in the United States was Dutch Representative Peter Minuit's purchase of Manhattan Island from "Indians" for 60 guilders worth of goods in 1626. The Dutch West India Company instructed its New Netherlands' representatives to pay something "therefor to their satisfaction" and to obtain a signed contract "signed by them in their manner....

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