Native New Yorkers

October 14, 2019

Indigenous People Day and Columbus Day shared a holiday Monday.

“The area the Lenape occupied before the Europeans arrived was known to them as Lenapehoking, and it covered roughly the area between New York City and Philadelphia, including all of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and part of the state of Delaware…

“There are only two federally recognized Delaware tribes in the U.S., and both of them are in Oklahoma, where large groups of the Lenape ended up due to forced migration.”

~Smithsonian

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