review, The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island

The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island:  A History.  By John A. Strong.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 332 pp., list of illustrations, preface, appendix, notes, references, and index.  $29.95 hardcover. John Strong might be called the dean of Long Island Indian studies.  Over the course of his career, he has produced several excellent histories of Long Island […]

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Introduction: African Americans on Long Island, A Rich History

Issues of cultural awareness and racial equality for African Americans have long been important topics of discussion on Long Island. Historical research has proven that blacks were tightly woven into the social fabrics of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties since the earliest settlement period. However, most of the initial fact-finding and preservation of artifacts related […]

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Preserving Church Lane: Applied Anthropology and History in a Long Island African-American Community

While travelling along Middle Road in Cutchogue, New York, you may notice the large Town of Southold sanitation facility seemingly out-of-place among the agricultural fields, vineyards, and farm houses. What you will likely not see is the historic Church Lane neighborhood, which borders the sanitation facility on the north side of Middle Road. This is […]

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