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Ramapough Mountain Indians-a definition
Ramapough Mountain Indians
The Ramapough (or Ramapo) Mountain Indians, commonly known by the pejorative name "Jackson Whites", are a group of approximatly 3000 individuals living around the Ramapo Mountains The Ramapo Mountains are a chain of low-lying mountains in northern New Jersey in the United States. They range in height from 900 ft to 1,200 feet.
Ethnically they are the descendants of the Lenape The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. The Lenape were the people encountered by Henry Hudson when he entered New York Bay in 1609.
In 1720 the Tuscarora fled European invasion of North Carolina to New York to become the Sixth nation of the Iroquois.
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