The Native American Collection
The collection documents the evolving Native American experience within the physical, economic, social, and cultural environments of New York during the past 400 years. The Native American holdings of the New York State Archives, State Library, and State Museum are essential for the study of indigenous peoples in this country.
This collection of documents, artifacts, photographs, and publications provides the basis for uncovering and describing the lives, lands, diplomacy, political leadership, and kinship of all of the government-recognized Indian communities of New York as well as those that are no longer resident in the state. They include the Iroquois Six Nations - Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras - as well as the Long Island Algonkians, Shinnecocks, and Poospatucks (Unquachog - Quiripi); the latter include the Mohicans (Mahicans), Munsees, Brothertowns and Stockbridges.