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Beyond all odds

Amazingly, Long Island, NY has 3 Indian tribes who have survived 400 years.

Shinnecock Reservation, Shinnecock Indian Nation. Federal Reservation, Southampton, Suffolk County NY—about 70 miles east of NYC, near south shore/mid island. 1300 population, 800 acres. Name means Stony Shore People.

Poospatuck Reservation, Unkechaugi Band, Quiripi language. State Reservation, Mastic, Suffolk County NY—about 70 miles east of NYC, near south shore/mid island. 700 population, 55 acres. Name means 2 rivers.

Montauk Tribe. No reservation. Eastern Long Island. Name means Island Home.

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