In the image below the red outline around this relief map is the upper extent of the lands of the Warranawonkong. This line encloses the blue creeks that drain the Catskill escarpment and the eastern slope of the Catskill piedmonts into the Hudson river.
On this map the interior lines mark treaty and purchase lands and the boxes of text inside them tell of how and when these purchases happened.
The odd Indian names placed on areas of this map were actually used extensively by the early colonists. The name Esopus was used for this part of the Hudson Valley until well after the Revolution. Atharacton meant Great Field and was the main plantation of the native peoples far before the arrival of Europeans.
Below the PDF is a composition that covers the history of the demise of these people that Henry Hudson called "Loving People"This is a web production of Michael Sullivan Smith. It's distributed free of commercial or government platforms from the Cloud. If you find it informative you may be a patron by visiting the Patreon.com link on this introduction page. There you will find a list of interesting creations such as this to add to your electronic collection.
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Decline and Disappearance of the Warranawonkong
The Great Knot, April 27, 2011
Michael Sullivan Smith, 2015
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