Munsee

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Mun·see

 (mŭn′sē)
n. pl. Munsee or Mun·sees
1. A member of a subgroup of the Delaware group of Native American peoples, formerly inhabiting northern New Jersey and southeastern New York, and later also inhabiting Ontario.
2. The Algonquian language of this people.

Mun•see

(ˈmʌn si)

n., pl. -sees, (esp. collectively) -see.
1. a member of an American Indian people, one of the Delaware group.
2. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Munsee and closely related peoples.
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The tracing of negotiations between land-hungry, less than honorable European settlers and mid-Atlantic Indian nations is more shaded with vague defenses and clever bounded titles than is commonly inferred, causing a delay of 150 years or more in court analysis which may have had the effect of buying the Munsees time to deal with their displacement and removal.
Living mainly in what is now New York and New Jersey, the Munsees were some of the first native people to be displaced from their traditional lands by European settlers.
In fact, Kaiser shows that Moravians often had difficulty converting Munsees, when the Moravians went to live among them.