New York Indian Tribes

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Learn about the New York Indian Tribes. Before Long Island became colonized by the pilgrims, there lived a native population of indigenous people. On Long Island, there were 13 Long Island Native American Tribes.

List of 13 Long Island Indian Tribes:

  1. Canarsies
  2. Rockaways
  3. Merricks
  4. Massapequas
  5. Matinecocks
  6. Nissaquogues
  7. Setaukets
  8. Corchaugs
  9. Secatogues
  10. Unkechaugs
  11. Shinnecock
  12. Montaukett
  13. Manhansets
  14. Commack Native American Tribes

    If you are from Commack, you may find it interesting that it was called Winnecomack. Winnecomack is a pleasant cross-road village situated in the eastern part of Huntington town on the middle country road of Smithtown Tpke, and partially in the area of Smithtown. Comac is an old town and is located in an affluent farming region. The surface of the Commack is hilly and flat. The soil in Commack is very fertile for farming. Almost every area beneath a massive state of cultivation.

    A Burr Intermediate School Tale

    If you went to Burr Intermediate School, this is inside information for you. Because if Mr. Heppler was your Principal, you might have scratched your head to how he pronounced Commack. This was because many often refer to Commack as Comac, so this explains why Mr. Heppler said it so strange. Of course, Mr. Heppler is no longer a Principal in our Commack School District, but I can vouch for him. Why you may ask? My answer is because I may or may not have been sent to the Principal's office a few times. The Commack Principal and his infamous mustache are alright in my book!

    Long Island Indians

    Today we know them as Native Americans or in many cases refer to them as Indians. We still to this day refer to these people as Indians, although the United States is nowhere near Indian. Even more bizarre is that America doesn't share an Ocean with the real Indians.

    Native Americans on Long Island

    On Long Island, there was already a well-established government in the form of 13 Native American Tribes. Their names may sound familiar as we still use them many of them to this day. Our towns, townships to roads all echo of what used to be these 13 original Indian Tribes. Before we continue, it's a curious coincidence that Long Island and the Original Americans had sets of 13 Colonies or Tribes? Both of which were to be invaded by foreign and superior power. Although the difference being the 13 Original Colonies were the success to the tyrants and spread into 50 or more if you count Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories on the globe.

    Who Are The Real Native Americans?

    All of that now, of course, this is History. Studying the past is essential because humans often repeat their actions over the centuries. In a way, knowing the past is like a vaccine for present and future dangers. This is one vaccine we don't place enough importance on because it may be more critical than the flu vaccine in matters of life and death.

    Native Americans were not exclusive to Long Island as they existed from the South up to the very North.

    Above the United States, as we all know, is Canada, which was once predominantly occupied by people that are identified as Innuits or also just Native Americans. The French conquered this top and cold part of North America that also declared independence from their original motherland.

    There was an abundance of natives before the Western nations like Spain, Portugal, and the British would conquer the Central, Caribbean, and South Americans.

    We look south of the border and see the citizens as Mexicans when, in reality, they are just as American as the Northern Nations. Perhaps if you believe in you saw it first owns it, the countries South of our border may be more American then we think.

    What You Never Thought About in Regards to Native Americans?

    In the United States, most of the populations only really acknowledge Native Americans to have live in the American States, but this is not true.

    Most people don't even give thought to the fact that Mexico, the Central and South American countries speak, for the most part, Spanish. With the except of Brazil which was conquered by the European nation of Portugal.

    The most spoken language is Spanish in the South of the United States border because of the time when Spain pillaged and conquered the lands. Take in mind not just Spain, but Italy and other Europeans Countries.

    It was said that Christopher Columbus founded America when, in fact, it was a Norwegian Viking 500 years before who arrive on the Americas first. The debate over the verb "Discover" can be contested, but the fact that Leif Erikson landed here before any other European Nation did is proven the historical truth. To this day, none have been proven otherwise.

    When the everyday American in 2021 thinks of what a Spanish person looks like they often imagine someone who is very tan, resembling the physical characteristics of Central and South Americans.

    If you are going specific people who are Spanish live across the Atlantic in the European Nation of Spain. Where for the most part their complexion is mostly that of a Caucasian.

    Then you may that is because they are not Spanish; they are Latinos or Latinas. This also brings up a huge debate.

    Because if you look at the map below:

    None of what is today called Latin Countries spoke any Latin at all! The only people who ever spoke Latin lived thousands of miles away from to where now in the present-day we call them Latin people. Now we are getting off-topic as this an article about the Long Island Native Americans.

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