Native Americans in NYC

The earliest people living in NYC were tribes of Natives called the Lenape Tribe.

The Lenape lived in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island 

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Click this map to explore your neighborhood in 1609 

The Lenape Lived in the Northern Woods but also had other groups such as the Canarsee Tribe who lived in the area of Jamaica Bay.

Can you guess what Brooklyn Neighborhood was named after this tribe?

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What did the Native Tribes in NYC Eat?

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Can You Guess the Names of the foods above? 

Have You Eaten any of the above foods before? 

What foods would you try?

Bronx Native American Tribe- The Siwanoy  

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Native American Trails Now Streets/Parks in NYC

BROADWAY, MANHATTAN 

KINGS HIGHWAY, BROOKLYN

GREENBELT, STATEN ISLAND

JAMAICA AVENUE, QUEENS

PELHAM BAY, BRONX