Native American Tribes Nations and Confederacies: Wappinger

The Wappinger were a confederacy of Native Americans whose territory in the 17th century spread along the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Primarily based in what is now Duchess County, New York, their territory bordered by Manhattan Island to the south, it also extends into parts of Connecticut.

The Wappinger were most closely related to the Lenape, both being members of the Eastern Algonquian-speaking subgroup of the Algonquian peoples. The Lenape and Wappinger spoke using very similar Delawarean languages.




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