Welcome to our New York State Facts section, part of an educational project
designed to provide information about indigenous people in different U.S. states.
Follow the links to the right of our tribal map for more information about the language, culture and history
of each New York tribe, or scroll below the map for New York Indian activities including a map of New York reservations,
fact sheets for kids about each tribe, and worksheets teaching words from the different Native American languages
of New York. Feel free to print any of these materials out for classroom use!
American Indians in New York
Original inhabitants of the area that is now New York:
But weren't there Algonquin Indians in New York state?
No, the Algonquin
people live in Canada. They were never in New York.
The people who
speak about "New York Algonquins" have confused the word Algonquins with the word Algonquians.
Algonquian is a general term which is used to refer to dozens of tribes with related
languages. Algonquin people speak an Algonquian language, but so do Chippewa and Cheyenne people.
Algonquian-speaking tribes in New York include the Mohican, Mohegan, Munsee Delaware, Abenaki, and Poospatuck tribes listed above.
There are eight federally recognized Indian tribes in New York today.
Here are the addresses of New York's Indian reservations:
1 Cayuga Nation of Indians:
PO Box 11
Versailles, NY 14168