The Charleston Time Machine is always interesting, but Charleston Public Library historian Nic Butler’s upcoming edition is of particular interest.
ON THE NEXT CHARLESTON TIME MACHINE
Charleston on the peninsula called Oyster Point became the capital of South Carolina in 1680, but plans for the port town commenced a decade earlier. The first step in its creation was an act of displacement ignored by later historians. Like the Dutch colonists who purchased Manhattan from Native Americans in 1626, English settlers around the year 1671 paid Etiwan Indians to abandon the land between the rivers Ashley and Cooper.
On Friday, November 4 check back for the full episode as Charleston Time Machine will explore the context and the evidence of this forgotten transaction.