Lenape Indians

 

Archival Materials:

  • Bergen County Historical Society
    • The Hackensack Indian Dugout Canoe – A pamphlet regarding the story of a 14-feet canoe discovered in a Hackensack cellar in 1868. At the time of the canoe’s discovery the site was the home of Colonel Ackerson a prominent Hackensack Judge, centuries earlier the Ackerson’s homestead was an old Native American river crossing. After much debate, scholars have concluded that the boat was most likely of Indian origin but made during the historic period, ca. 1700. (Archival material from the collections of the Bergen County Historical Society)

    • Westervelt Excavation Photos Photos of Mrs. F.A. Westervelt’s excavation of the Campbell Brothers Wampum Factory Park Ridge, (1860-1889). Although, New Jersey native tribes were long gone by the late 1890s, Wampum made from this factory was still used to by fur traders conducting business with Indians on the western frontier. (Archival material from the collections of the Bergen County Historical Society)

Published Secondary Sources:

  • David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University
    • Indian Paths in New JerseyExcerpts from 1922 book from the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation that details the locations of Native American trails from the greater New York area. Includes paths once found in Hackensack, Hoboken and Passaic and a copy of 1750 map of present day Essex and Union counties. (From the collections of the David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University)
 

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