Native American Historic Context for the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
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The United States Military Academy USMA is required by Federal laws, Executive Orders, and implementing regulations to conduct consultations with Native American tribes under specific circumstances. This historic context was prepared to support the preparation of a Native American Consultation program at the USMA by identifying the appropriate Indian tribes with whom consultation should take place. This report discusses historic periods and possible archeological sites near the USMA. It contains a brief history of various Native American nations that may have been living in or using the West Point vicinity and the Hudson Highlands at initial contact with Europeans and discusses early interactions between Europeans and the Native American nations in the Hudson Valley. This report also specifically identifies the appropriate Native American Federally recognized tribes and communities, and other appropriate Native American organizations and entities with which the USMA should consult. Recommendations for the consultation protocol are included.
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