Native American History FREE Walking Tour: From the West to East Village

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You might assume that New York’s streets are as old as Dutch settlement, but many of the thoroughfares we use today actually began long before that.

Early settlers adopted many pathways that were originally carved by truly native New Yorkers, and these routes were incorporated into the more formal city plan as development spread across the island.

On this extended tour, Evan Pritchard, author of Native New Yorkers: The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York, will take you on a journey through the history of New York’s streets from west to east. Starting in Greenwich Village, you’ll traverse the island before ending at the St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery graveyard where Peter Stuyvesant is interred. Along the way, you’ll see the streets and plazas through Native American eyes and explore how New York’s indigenous history influences our modern streetscapes and public spaces.

Drawing upon archaeology, linguistics, and oral and written histories, this walk will link the legacy of the Lenape with Abraham Lincoln, modern luxury, and more. 

Unforuantely, this walking tour has reached its maximum capacity. Stay tune for more walking tours in the future!

Co-sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation.