Historic New York: Native Americans
Saturday, November 18, 2017
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
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Three tribes of the Lenape nation lived on and near Staten Island: the Tappans, Hackensacks, and Raritans. They were known as fierce and tenacious warriors when they had to fight; however, they preferred to choose a path of peace with the Europeans and other tribes. (The name Lenape (len-NAH-pay) means “The People” or “Original People.”) The Lenapes lived on the West Shore of Staten Island and hunted mastodons, giant caribou, and other large animals for food and clothing.
What was America like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus? Learn about the Lenape people who once inhabited Staten Island and their way of life.