Soundview Case Study

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Firstly, long before it was established and renamed Soundview, the area was a Native American settlement by the Siwanoy (Jackson, 1995). This Native American indigenous tribe was settled along what is now known as the Bronx River which is the western border of soundview. During the seventeenth century, the Dutch and English had taken interest in the Bronx which led to them settling in the area; eventually buying the land from the Native Americans in 1639 (Jenkins, 1912). The early eighteenth century Soundview was seen as an area for residence and estates to be enjoyed by those who did not live in the area all year around; at the same time many wealthy families saw it as an opportunity to use it as farmland. This area of the Bronx became known
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