Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Manhattan

The Manhattan were a tribe of the Wappinger confederacy that occupied Manhattan Island and the east bank of Hudson river and shore of Long Island Sound, in New York.

The Manhattan had their principal village, Nappeckamack, where Yonkers now stands, and their territory stretched to Bronx River. From their fort, Nipinichsen, on the north bank of Spuyten Duyvil Creek, they sallied out in two canoes to attack Hendrik Hudson when he returned down the river in 1609.

Manhattan Island contained several villages which they used only for hunting and fishing.




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