Recently, I was also made aware of the fact that there are indigenous people on Long Island. One of the oldest reservations in the United States—the Poospatuck Reservation—is located in Suffolk County, the densely populated eastern extreme of the greater New York area. The Unkechaug Indians, known also by the name of their reservation, are recognized by the State of New York but not by the federal government. A quote from the description of the book The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island: A History by John A. Strong
University of Oklahoma Press, Feb 14, 2013 - Social Science - 352 pages.
Are there indigenous people in your local area? Are you aware of their circumstances?