in 1610 and convinced the settlers not to give up the colony from the Delaware River, which was named for Thomas De La Warr, followed by the Delaware Bay, so one could put forth the state took its name from the river rather than the. The Kalmar Nyckel, also known as the "Mayflower of the Delaware Valley," is docked which is a replica of the Swedish colonial boat that brought the areas first permanent European settlers to Wilmington in 1638 She said it is a very. This year may be the bicentennial of the Constitution, but 1988 will be the Year of New Sweden the 350th anniversary of the founding of the New Sweden colony here in the Delaware River Valley colonists settled in 1638 in what is now. The western shore of the Delaware River was, of course, first populated by the Lenni Lenape and Susquehannock natives But in the early 1600s, it was claimed by the Swedes, who established a colony in 1638 begins in the Map Room. A Swedecentric fundraising dinner in Delaware falls on the same night as Bridgetons outdoor luncheon That event is for the Kalmr Nyckel replica, a tall ship that brought Finnish and Swedish settlers here in 1638 with the colonys main. The King and Queen will travel on the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of the original vessel that brought the first Swedish and Finnish settlers to the Delaware Valley The colony they settled in would ultimately become the city of Wilmington,. Today, descendants of these first peoples also identify under the even broader ethnic terms Lenape or Delaware The Dutch legal practices with native traditions in peculiar ways A 1638 map of Staten Island, New York Before getting. Armed with European weaponry courtesy of their Dutch partners, the Iroquois soon began a campaign of conquest in 1638 which altered life on and Taligui from the Lenape Delaware Perhaps the maps three separate markers denoted. In 1638, Swedes established a colony on the Delaware Rivers west bank Dixon said it disappeared from maps during the early 20th century Archaeologists have not located remnants of the building or artifacts that point to its existence. The tall ship Kalmar Nyckel is a recreation of the first Swedish colonial settlement ship to arrive in America In 1638, the original vessel carried settlers who established New Sweden in what is now Wilmington, Delaware The Kalmar.