Native American Indians of New York State
Native American Indians were the first inhabitants of our local region and State. The Iroquois (Haudenosaunee–People of the Longhouse) and the Algonquian speaking tribes were the first inhabitants of our State. The Iroquois and Algonquian speaking tribes met their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter in what is now New York State. Geographic factors and the environment shaped Native American Indian settlement patterns. Native American Indians who lived in our community and State have achieved significant accomplishments and made important contributions.
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