Drums Along the Hudson


Four hundred years ago  Henry Hudson and his crew of the Half Moon first encountered the Lenape Indians living and thriving near the mouth of the Spuyten Duyvil.

Flash forward to the eighth annual Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival enjoyed by young, old, Native American and Native New Yorker alike.

Despite overcast skies, vendors sold out of food as a culturally diverse crowd enjoyed pow wows, corn husk doll making, story telling and indigenous dancers from such far flung places as Peru, Korea and New Zealand.

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  1. Thanks Cole for the great pix from yesterday’s festival. I was unable to make it due to recent injuries, but my sister and daughter were there. It was featured briefly on Eyewitness News at 11 pm last nite as well. Nice coverage here by you. Mary

  2. I remember very clearly my dad and I attending the unveiling of the rock and plaque commerating the purchase of Manhattan island from the Indians for supposedly $ 24 worth of beads and trinkets.
    There were reps. from the tribes that lived in the area and I was made a ‘blood brother’ to the delight of myself,my dad and the other attendees.
    I was no more than 11 at that time.
    Today, everyone would panic at the thought of being exposed to infection or worse.
    If I am correct it was in the spring of 1954..
    Great memories


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