Wappinger People

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The Wappinger people lived along the eastern bank of the Hudson Valley, mostly in what is now Southwestern Dutchess County, across Putnam and northern Westchester counties, and into Connecticut. Their exact range was not entirely known, in part because nineteenth century white historians such as E. M. Ruttenber claimed the existence of a “Wappinger Confederacy” that had no basis in fact. Nonetheless, the Wappingers had strong ties to the Mahicans—both economically and politically—and as their numbers thinned out they would eventually join the Mahicans at Stockbridge in western Massachusetts.

To learn more about the Wappinger People…

Wappinger Indians  and

Wappinger History