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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.
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, with a mixture of African from the freed slaves of the Hudson River Valley The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. It is named for Henry Hudson, an Englishman sailing for the Netherlands, who explored it in 1609, though the first European to see it was the Italian Giovanni da Verrazano in 1524 whose expedition was financed by the citizens of Lyon, France, under the auspices of King Francois I. Early European settlement of the area clustered around the river.
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The Tuscarora are a Native American tribe originally in North Carolina, which moved north to New York, and then partially into Canada.

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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