Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York (Google eBook)

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Council Oak Books, 2002 - History - 490 pages
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A thousand years before Columbus the area that is now New York City was inhabited by the Lenape Indians. In many respects this Algonquin tribe created the template by which the modern city that emerged was designed. Broadway, which followed the high ridge of the island, was the Mohican Trail; Routes 80 and 78 were ancient pilgrimage trails, Greenwich Village was an actual Indian village that stood on the banks of Manetta Creek.
  

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An author of Micmac descent who is currently professor of Native American history at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY), Pritchard has produced what is ostensibly a scholarly monograph on the ... Read full review

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I read the book and found it a great primer to the reading of "The Island at the center of the World" Russel Shorto.
It was interesting and mostly plausible per my newbie Native American knowledge
, however, The Lenape tribe members do not see it as a factual piece, in fact it has often been called a fairytale.
I will take the time to research their views and make my own conclusions.
My daughter is presently reading the book and I will also get her opinion.
 

Contents

PART I THE NATIVES OF NEW YORK CITY
15
How GREEN WAS MANHATTAN
35
A PARADISE FOR THE LIVING
51
A WALK AROUND OLD MANHATTAN
67
EXPLORING THE ANCIENT CITY The Bronx Brooklyn Queens and Staten Island
95
VERRAZZANO AND HIS LEGACY
115
WE BELONG TO THE EARTH
133
THE TWOCOLORED SNAKE A History of the Dutch Occupation of New York
155
NATIVE NEW YORKERS OF THE NORTH THE MOHICAN Dutchess Columbia Rensselaer Washington Saratoga Schenectady Albany and Greene...
273
PART III LONG ISLAND LONG AGO
305
THE THIRTEEN TRIBES OF LONG ISLAND
319
CONCLUSION
343
EPILOGUE
369
MUNSEE VOCABULARY
383
TWELVE LEVELS OF ALGONQUIN HISTORY IN NEW YORK STATE
391
THE VERRAZZANO DIARY LETTER TO FRANCIS I OF FRANCE
394

THE WORLD OF THE LENAPE
173
SWEET AND FULL OF MEANING The Languages of Manhattan
189
PART II THE LEGENDARY HUDSON VALLEY
215
THE HEAD OF THE WOLF Orange and Ulster Counties
229
A WALK DOWN THE MINISINK TRAIL
243
NATIVE NEW YORKERS OF STONY COUNTRY Rockland County
263
TIME LINE OF LENAPE HISTORY
415
NOTES
432
BIBLIOGRAPHY
471
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
478
INDEX
480
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About the author (2002)

Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Mi'kmaq people, has taught Native American studies at Pace University, Vassar College, and Marist College and is the director of the Center for Algonquin Culture. Steeped in bird lore by his Mi'kmaq great aunt Helen Perley, he is the author of several books, including "Native New Yorkers" and "No Word for Time". A regular on radio shows such as NPR's "Fresh Air" and on the History Channel, he lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.

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