Foley Square Before 1600

Foley Square Before 1600 (HMRPU)

Location: New York, NY 10007 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.897', W 74° 0.122'

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For thousands of years this land was inhabited by the Lenape people. They belonged to tribes or clans symbolized by the wolf, the turtle or the turkey. These three animals also represented the three key elements on which the Lenape people relied for their survival - earth, water and sky - the three natural domains of all living creatures.

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A northern branch of the Lenape or Delaware Indians, the Munsee tribe fished, farmed and hunted on this island. William Penn described their appearance as "tall, straight, well-built . . . ? they tread strong." The homeland of the Lenape, Lenapehoking, was a vast domain that stretched along the Atlantic Coast from what is now New York Bay to Delaware Bay, between the Hudson and Delaware valleys.

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The land on which you presently stand originally formed the edge of the largest body of fresh water on the island now called Manhattan. On rocky bluffs to the west of this large pond, indigenous peoples feasted on oysters that were commonly as large as one foot. Expert navigators, the Lenape carved boats from timber logs by burning and scraping. These ocean-going vessels were used for traveling, fishing and whaling.

The place where the sun is born. · Menesenek · On the island Munsee. · People of the Stony Country. · Hay - La - Py - Ee Chen Quay - Hee - Lass
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584291 N 4507593
Decimal Degrees40.71495000, -74.00203333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.897', W 74° 0.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 53.82" N, 74° 0' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 718, 347
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66-68 Centre St, New York NY 10007, US
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