For my family and friends ™ (haolegirl) wrote,
For my family and friends ™

Invisible Native Americans

What really annoys me while on Long Island is how seemingly invisible indigenous people there are. I found this picture online:


Note that it looks like that website was not written by an indigenous person and instead by an outsider.

Here is where the writer indicates that the land was bought:

From what I have read so far... it didn't look as though they were selling.

Here is a copy of the alleged treaty:

Of course I will have to read up on it because I don't know the history of Long Island. It's about time I do. What I find odd (and annoying) is how invisible they seem to be. I really think they should make themselves more visible and more vocal because it is their place.

Where are they?

Who are they?

Why haven't I heard about them?

Why haven't I heard them?

It's strange.
Tags: long island new york
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