Building the replica of New York’s First Ship of 1614
Construction of the Onrust took place over a three year period on the grounds of the Mabee Farm Historic Site of the Schenectady Historical Society at Rotterdam Junction, NY. 

The Onrust was launched on May 20, 2009 into the Mohawk!

Visit the Onrust at the Waterford Visitor’s Center in Waterford NY in May to November 2013. Check with our Facebook Page for frequent updates.

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Many many thanks to 
 Vintage Tub & Bath Company  
for sponsoring a stylish faucet for Onrust’s washroom!!!
Welcome to
The Onrust Project

we celebrated on July 27th, 2013

The Onrust Project celebrate the reenactment of the

Two Row Wampum Treaty

in Troy, NY at Russell Sage College.

The Two Row Wampum belt is the symbolic record of the first agreement between Europeans and American Indian Nations on Turtle Island/North America. The year 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of this first covenant that forms the basis for the covenant chain of all subsequent treaty relationships made by the Haudenosaunee and other Native Nations with settler governments on this continent. The agreement outlines a mutual, three-part commitment to friendship, peace between peoples, and living in parallel forever (as long as the grass is green, as long as the rivers flow downhill and as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west). Throughout the years, the Haudenosaunee have sought to honor this mutual vision and have increasingly emphasized that ecological stewardship is a fundamental prerequisite for this continuing friendship. One of the Dutch traders who made this agreement was Hendrick Christiaensen who was working for Adriaen Block, Captain of The Onrust (and at that time Captain of The Fortuyn). It is only fitting that The Onrust represent the European part in the reenactment of the Two Row Wampum Treaty. Block and the people who worked for him had successful relations with the Indigenous populations up and down the Northeast Coast from 1611-1616.

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