From the shores of Delaware Bay far to the south to the border of Connecticut just north of here, was once Lenapehoking, the land of the Lenape Indians. The Lenapes were broken up into three clans the Unalachtigo, who took the Unami, Who took the totem of the turtle and lived along the Hudson; and the Munsees, who took the wolf totem and lived here around the Hudson to the Connecticut line. These clans were made up of many tribes, many of whom warred with one another as often as not, but their language gave them a common bond. And gradually as their numbers dwindled, they mixed together until here in the north, only the Mensees remained.

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