The Ramapough Lunaape Nation is a New Jersey State-recognized tribal body of approximately 5,000 living in Passaic, Sussex, Bergen, Rockland, and Orange Counties. Historical Lunaape homelands encompass all of New Jersey and part of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Lunaape were decimated by European diseases and progressively displaced to Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada, although many have returned to their historical homelands. The city of Newark falls within a regional area in which the Lunaape peoples were critical and it overlaps with the watershed that you see in the images below. The Price Institute, in collaboration with the Public History Project (PHP), work with Lunaape folks in giving the life that had been present before colonial contact a full set of meaning and understanding. In collaboration, The Public History Project aims to convey Lunaape history to the larger public and connect the links to the dispossessions of Native peoples with that of enslavement.