M Sisco Van Dunk I lived in Hillburn for a very long time on the side of the mountain on 17 it is a beauitful place full of memories. The place we call home is a peaceful family community an we do take care of our own. as long as I can remember family gathering were very important and
we had very beautiful and knowledgeable elders.I am so glad that you are carrying the stories of the elders to the next generation because that is what it is about. I teach children at an indian reservation about their history, language, culture, dance, and their tradtions. I help to design a culture classroom building in the shape and appearance of a real snapping turtle. this is my way of giving back to the next generation. the history of my people is very important to me and I will protect the name of my people. Knowledge is the key. I hope you people out there understand that I love my people very much and I will represent them with honor. Every where I go I am Ramapough. I come from the Degroot and Mann side and my ancestor my uncle went with the brothertown movement with Samuel Occum to redwood fall min. and also wisconsin. His children are all buried in the onidaga resevation. this is only one part of the history of my people. My real last name before I was married was Mann.