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  1. the collective name for the locations of the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans on Long Island in New York in the 1600s at the time of European contact

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  2. sometimes inaccurately referred to as the 13 tribes of Long Island

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  3. The Native American population was estimated at 10,000 at time of first contact, spoke two dialects of the Algonquin language reflecting their different connections to mainland tribes

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  4. Those in the west around New York City spoke the R-dialect identical to the Mattabesic in western Connecticut and the Wappani (a Lenape-related tribe in New Jersey)

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  5. in the east spoke a Y-dialect similar to the Pequot, Mohegan, Niantic, and Narragansett of eastern Connecticut

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  6. The Native Americans were involved in two wars in the 1600s which helped solidify colonial control -- the Pequot War in the east and Kieft's War in the west

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