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Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York 1 Revised Edition
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"Incredibly detailed and imaginatively presented survey of life in New York City before the Europeans arrived."
A thousand years before Columbus the area that is now New York City was inhabited by the Lenape Indians. In many respects this Algonquin tribe created the template by which the modern city that emerged was designed. Broadway, which followed the high ridge of the island, was the Mohican Trail; Routes 80 and 78 were ancient pilgrimage trails, Greenwich Village was an actual Indian village that stood on the banks of Manetta Creek.
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The true "native New Yorkers" were in fact Native Americans. They made overwhelmingly important contributions to the creation of what we call the United States of America that have been completely edited out of the history books. (I guess the scholars took off that day.) The New York metro area and Hudson Valley are *saturated* with native history and Pritchard does a great job of bringing this history back to life. I defy anyone to read "Native New Yorkers" and not have his view of the portion of the earth called New York changed permanently. Is the scholarship in this first major effort to expose a long buried history flawless? I don't know. I'm sure if there are corrections to made, as there are in every book, they will appear in future editions. I encourage those who found flaws with the book to take advantage of the consciousness raising this book will accomplish and bring their own knowledge about this important subject to the public.
There is no one alive today who knows first hand how things actually were 500 years ago.
Where there is no written record, all the experts in the world are only using "hearsay" and "educated guesses."
Everything we know about Native American culture has been handed down by storytelling
--why is this suddenly criticized?
Sacred and Spiritual visions are respected in Native American culture--why is this book of spiritual vision so negatively treated?
Before such criticism, one should consider praising this effort for putting us on the right path.
What is written in this book is far more truthful and genuine than other works. Just look on the internet and try to find out anything genuine about the history of Native American Manhattan. The majority of Google search returns repeat the tired old lie about 24 dollars worth of trade beads.
As most of us know history books on Native American cultures are filled with lies retold so many times, the lie has been forgotten.
Apparently no one read the introduction in which the author says he started with historical research and continued as a spiritual journey. I would say he had a spiritual vision that is worth sharing.
I recommend this book, with all of its criticisms, to every Native New Yorker, everyone who feels a spiritual connection and every teacher who strives to provide their students with a sense of living history. --Call it a novel if you want, it is still far more educational and interesting than the media trash that fills young minds today.