Native American Heritage Month 2020
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Department of Student Involvement is offering a series of events to further connect and expand the collective awareness of Native American peoples.
Below, you’ll see a series of links to begin some self-guided study and get you started in the honoring and acknowledgement of Native Americans.
This program facilitates a space for learning, growth and freedom of speech. This program is not intended to create feelings of discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any form of distress.
Native Americans Return to New York
“The Lenape tribe were the original inhabitants of Manhattan, New York until they were forced to leave 300 years ago.” The following is a video of a young Lenape tribal dancer and her calling to dance.
The Wappinger People
“The Wappinger People were a loose confederation of tribes living from the eastern banks of the Hudson River, from modern northern Dutchess County NY, south into Westchester County, and eastward into north-central Connecticut into the Connecticut River valley south to the Long Island Sound.” The following is a link to the Mount Gulian Historic Site website with additional information about the Wappinger people.