Manhattan to Minisink

Manhattan to Minisink

Complete with a concise history of Greater New York, a discussion of the region’s naming practices, a useful timeline, and four maps, this is an invaluable resource both for scholars and for readers who want a more intimate knowledge of ...

Author: Robert S. Grumet

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806189130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Drivers exiting the New Jersey Turnpike for Perth Amboy, and map readers marveling at all the places in Pennsylvania named Lackawanna, need no longer wonder how these names originated. Manhattan to Minisink provides the histories of more than five hundred place names in the Greater New York area, including the five boroughs, western Long Island, the New York counties north of the city, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Robert S. Grumet, a leading ethnohistorian specializing in the region’s Indian peoples, draws on his meticulous research and deep knowledge to determine the origins of Native, and Native-sounding, place names. Grumet divides his encyclopedic entries into two parts. The first comprises an alphabetical listing of nearly 340 Indian place names preserved in colonial records, located by county and state. Each entry includes the name’s language of origin, if known, and a brief discussion of its etymology, including its earliest known occurrence in written records, the history of its appearance on maps, and the name’s current status. The book’s second section presents nearly 200 place names that, though widely believed to be of Indian origin, are “imports, inventions, invocations, or impostors.” Mistranslations are abundant in place names, and Grumet has ferreted out the mistakes and deceptions among home-grown colonial etymologies that New Yorkers have accepted for centuries. Complete with a concise history of Greater New York, a discussion of the region’s naming practices, a useful timeline, and four maps, this is an invaluable resource both for scholars and for readers who want a more intimate knowledge of the place where they live or visit.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

First Manhattans

First Manhattans

land protected from development within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Minisink seems little changed from what it was when Indians called the place home. The same cannot be said for Manhattan.

Author: Robert S. Grumet

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806182964

Category: History

Page: 256

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A concise history of the Indians said to have sold Manhattan for $24 The Indian sale of Manhattan is one of the world's most cherished legends. Few people know that the Indians who made the fabled sale were Munsees whose ancestral homeland lay between the lower Hudson and upper Delaware river valleys. The story of the Munsee people has long lain unnoticed in broader histories of the Delaware Nation. First Manhattans, a concise and lively distillation of the author's comprehensive The Munsee Indians, resurrects the lost history of this forgotten people, from their earliest contacts with Europeans to their final expulsion just before the American Revolution. Anthropologist Robert S. Grumet rescues from obscurity Mattano, Tackapousha, Mamanuchqua, and other Munsee sachems whose influence on Dutch and British settlers helped shape the course of early American history in the mid-Atlantic heartland. He looks past the legendary sale of Manhattan to show for the first time how Munsee leaders forestalled land-hungry colonists by selling small tracts whose vaguely worded and bounded titles kept courts busy—and settlers out—for more than 150 years. Ravaged by disease, war, and alcohol, the Munsees finally emigrated to reservations in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Ontario, where most of their descendants still live today. With the four hundredth anniversary of Hudson's voyage to the river that bears his name, this book shows how Indians and settlers struggled, through land deals and other transactions, to reconcile cultural ideals with political realities. It offers a wide audience access to the most authoritative treatment of the Munsee experience—one that restores this people to their place in history.
Categories: History

The Munsee Indians

The Munsee Indians

Goddard (1971, 1974, and 1978) suggests that Manhattan, Munsee, and Minisink all come from the Delaware word for island, tracing Munsee to the Northern Unami word men si w,“person from Minisink,” and Minisink from what he suggests is ...

Author: Robert S. Grumet

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185675

Category: History

Page: 464

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The Indian sale of Manhattan is one of the world’s most cherished legends. Few people know that the Indians who made the fabled sale were Munsees whose ancestral homeland lay between the lower Hudson and upper Delaware river valleys. The story of the Munsee people has long lain unnoticed in broader histories of the Delaware Nation. Now, The Munsee Indians deftly interweaves a mass of archaeological, anthropologi-cal, and archival source material to resurrect the lost history of this forgotten people, from their earliest contacts with Europeans to their final expulsion just before the American Revolution. Anthropologist Robert S. Grumet rescues from obscurity Mattano, Tackapousha, Mamanuchqua, and other Munsee sachems whose influence on Dutch and British settlers helped shape the course of early American history in the mid-Atlantic heartland. He looks past the legendary sale of Manhattan to show for the first time how Munsee leaders forestalled land-hungry colonists by selling small tracts whose vaguely worded and bounded titles kept courts busy—and settlers out—for more than 150 years. Ravaged by disease, war, and alcohol, the Munsees finally emigrated to reservations in Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Ontario, where most of their descendants still live today. Coinciding with the four hundredth anniversary of Hudson’s voyage to the river that bears his name, this book shows how Indians and settlers struggled, in land deals and other transactions, to reconcile cultural ideals with political realities. The result is the most authoritative treatment of the Munsee experience—one that restores this people to their place in history. This book is published with the generous assistance of Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.
Categories: History

The Hudson Valley The First 250 Million Years

The Hudson Valley  The First 250 Million Years

... Peebles Island, and Coeymans as destinations, but she adds that “from Manhattan to Vermont it is pretty hard to put a ... of Greater New York; and Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names in Greater New York and Vicinity.

Author: David Levine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493047901

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the dinosaurs and the glaciers to the first native peoples and the first European settlers, from Dutch and English Colonial rule to the American Revolution, from the slave society to the Civil War, from the robber barons and bootleggers to the war heroes and the happy rise of craft beer pubs, the Hudson Valley has a deep history. The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years chronicles the Valley’s rich and fascinating history and charms. Often funny, sometimes personal, always entertaining, this collection of essays offers a unique look at the Hudson Valley’s most important and interesting people, places, and events.
Categories: History

You Talkin To Me

You Talkin  To Me

Grumet, Robert S., Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names in Greater New York and Vicinity (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013). Guglielmo, Jennifer, and Salvatore Salerno, eds., Are Italians White?:

Author: E.J. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190657222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world. How did this unique language community develop, and how has it shaped the city as we know it today? In You Talkin' to Me?, E.J. White explores the hidden history of English in New York City -- a history that encompasses social class, immigration, culture, economics, and, of course, real estate. She tells entertaining stories of New York's most famous characters, streets, and cultural institutions, from Broadway to the newspaper office to the department store, illuminating a new dimension of the city's landscape. Full of little-known facts -- C-3PO was originally written to have a New York accent; West Side Story was originally going to be East Side Story, about Jewish and Christian New Yorkers; and "confidence man" started in reference to a specific New York City criminal --the book will delight lovers of language and history alike. The history of English in New York is deeply intertwined with the story of a famous city trying to develop its own identity. White's account engages issues of class and social difference; the invisible barriers that separate insiders from outsiders; the war between children who fit in and their parents who do not; and the struggle of being both an immigrant to the city and a New Yorker. Following language from The Bowery to The Bronx, You Talkin' to Me? offers a fascinating account of how language moves and changes-and a new way of understanding the language history, not only of New York, but of the United States.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Native New Yorkers

Native New Yorkers

By the 1640s there were only a few hundred or so Lenape on Manhattan. ... The majority went to the Minisink region, a wide strip of land encompassing both sides of the Delaware River from Minisink Ford, New York—about fifteen miles ...

Author: Evan T. Pritchard

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641603898

Category: History

Page: 456

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A comprehensive andfascinating account ofthe graceful Algonquincivilization that onceflourished in the area thatis now New York.
Categories: History

The Memory of All Ancient Customs

The Memory of All Ancient Customs

In September, Mahican, Minisink, and Shawnee delegates met with Fletcher at Manhattan. To bring the remainder of the Shawnees in Illinois country to Minisink, a group of Albany traders went west with a party of Mahicans and Shawnees.

Author: Tom Arne Midtrød

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801464591

Category: History

Page: 336

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In The Memory of All Ancient Customs, Tom Arne Midtrød examines the complex patterns of diplomatic, political, and social communication among the American Indian peoples of the Hudson Valley—including the Mahicans, Wappingers, and Esopus Indians—from the early seventeenth century through the American Revolutionary era. By focusing on how members of different Native groups interacted with one another, this book places Indians rather than Europeans on center stage. Midtrød uncovers a vast and multifaceted Native American world that was largely hidden from the eyes of the Dutch and English colonists who gradually displaced the indigenous peoples of the Hudson Valley. In The Memory of All Ancient Customs he establishes the surprising extent to which numerically small and militarily weak Indian groups continued to understand the world around them in their own terms, and as often engaged— sometimes violently, sometimes cooperatively—with neighboring peoples to the east (New England Indians) and west (the Iroquois ) as with the Dutch and English colonizers. Even as they fell more and more under the domination of powerful outsiders—Iroquois as well as Dutch and English—the Hudson Valley Indians were resilient, maintaining or adapting features of their traditional diplomatic ties until the moment of their final dispossession during the American Revolutionary War.
Categories: History

Tribal Names of the Americas

Tribal Names of the Americas

... v.28) Manatahqua [MA] Massachuset (BE) Manathane see Manhattan Manathanes see Manhattan Manathen see Manhattan ... Man-Eaters see Mohawk Manessings see Minisink Maneteneri see Maniteneri Manetineri see Maniteneri Manetore see ...

Author: Patricia Roberts Clark

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451692

Category: History

Page: 329

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Scholars have long worked to identify the names of tribes and other groupings in the Americas, a task made difficult by the sheer number of indigenous groups and the many names that have been passed down only through oral tradition. This book is a compendium of tribal names in all their variants--from North, Central and South America--collected from printed sources. Because most of these original sources reproduced words that had been encountered only orally, there is a great deal of variation. Organized alphabetically, this book collates these variations, traces them to the spellings and forms that have become standardized, and supplies see and see also references. Each main entry includes tribal name, the "parent group" or ancestral tribe, original source for the tribal name, and approximate location of the name in the original source material.
Categories: History

Directory of Senior Centers and Clubs

Directory of Senior Centers and Clubs

( e ) Vol . to Ctr . ( d , f ) Wheelchairs : N / Acc . MINISINK TOWN HOUSE 646 Lenox Ave. New York - Manhattan , 10037 212-368-8400 Auspices : New York City Mission Society Established : 1966 Staff : 1 full - time , 2 part - time ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072112488

Category: Older people

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Categories: Older people

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 1 4 A Z

Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Volume 1 4 A Z

Named by La Salle (Margry, Déc., II, 149, 1877) with' the Mahican, Manhattan, Minisink, and others as a New England tribe in 1681. Unidentified. Destchetinaye ('tree in a spring of water'). A Coyotero band or clan at San Carlos agency, ...

Author: Frederick Webb Hodge

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187488

Category: Social Science

Page: 532

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This Comprehensive listing of tribal names, confederacies, settlements,and archeology was originally begun in 1873 as a list of tribal names. It grew to include biographies of Indians of note, arts, manners, customs and aboriginal words. Included are illustrations, photographs and sketches of people, places and everyday articles used by the Native Americans. The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 1 A-G. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. In 4 Volumes. Volume 1 - A to G........ISBN 9781582187488 Volume 2 - H to M........ISBN 9781582187495 Volume 3 - N to S.........ISBN 9781582187509 Volume 4 - T to Z.........ISBN 9781582187518
Categories: Social Science