Munsee Nation

The Munsee Indians are a Native American tribe of the Algonquian language family. They were originally located in the Hudson Valley and along the Delaware River in what is now New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Munsee were closely related to the Lenape and the Mahican, and were part of the Wappinger Confederacy.

The Munsee were a semi-nomadic people, living in small villages and hunting and gathering. They relied heavily on the resources of the Delaware River, and were known for their fishing and canoeing skills. The Munsee also traded with other Native American tribes, including the Iroquois and the Susquehannock.

In the 1600s, European settlers began to arrive in the area, and the Munsee were soon pushed off their traditional lands. Many of them were relocated to the Oneida reservation in New York. In the 1700s, the Munsee were further displaced by the Iroquois, and many of them moved to Canada, where they joined the Delaware Nation.

Today, many of the Munsee people are part of the Delaware Nation, and they still practice their traditional culture and language. The Munsee language is still spoken by some members of the tribe, and is taught in some schools in Canada.