Entity Description: DWIC - Corporation - Dutch West India Company (DWIC)


The Dutch West India Corporation was a chartered company whose investors included Dutch and foreign investors and merchants.    It had a company flag, and was founded June 3, 1621, with a charter for trade monoply in the Dutch West Indies.     The trade in beaver pelts was particularly important to the New Amsterdam settlement, but the DWIC also was involved in trading all kinds of goods, and was particularly involved in the slave trade. 


The Dutch West India Company created Patents or Land Grants in New Netherland and New Amsterdam.