Montauk Tribe of Indians
WE ARE STILL HERE. WE ARE ONE. WE ARE MONTAUK.
The Indigenous peoples of Montauk once resided in great numbers on the eastern end of Long Island, New York. Due to the colonization of North America and a 1910 unjust ruling by Judge Blackmar, the Montauk Nation was wrongfully disenfranchised from their ancestral lands and told that they no longer existed as a tribe. Today the Montauk are calling for the State of New York and the Federal Government to right this wrong. Though there are several bands of Montauk and many Montauk reside in different cities throughout Long Island, NY and the United States, they are still connected to the rich culture and traditions of their ancestors and remain united by their determination to receive justice for their tribe. The Montauk Tribe of Indians Council of Elders recognizes all Montauk, no matter where you live, as relatives and citizens of One Montauk Nation.
Montauk Tribe of Indians at a Glance
On September 14, 2019, Montauk Tribe of Indians' Leila Loving Spirit ONeal was introduced to the citizens of Indian Country as SunkSqá Wamôsut. This ceremony took place at the Ramapough Lenape Native American Festival in Ringwood NJ. Wamôsut’s installation as Sunksqa was the result of over 300 petitions signed by Montauk citizens. The ceremony was historic and reflected the importance the Montauk Nation places on the voices of its people. Nutápatamuyumun (We give thanks) for the wisdom and advice that was shared with Sunksqá Wamôsut in the sacred circle by Sôcums and tribal chairpersons, council members and Elders from across the United States.
During the colonization of Turtle Island (North and Central America), like many other indigenous communities around the world, The Montauk Tribe of Indians was disenfranchised from its ancestral lands and forced to abandon the economic and governmental systems which had sustained them for hundreds of years. In 1910, this disenfranchisement gave New York State’s Judge Blackmar the fuel he needed to unjustly rule that the Montauk Tribe of Indians no longer existed. Despite this, The Montauk Tribe of Indians are still here, thriving and positively impacting our society and many communities throughout the United States via cultural and educational exchange and professional contributions.
Today The Montauk Tribe of Indians is working diligently towards achieving the reversal of the infamous 1910 Blackmar decision, as well as the revitalization of its language and culture. If you would like to facilitate The Montauk Tribe of Indians’ efforts, please click on the donate button below to become a supporter. We know that with your help, we will be able to right this terrible wrong and assist in shaping a world that is just, inclusive and promotes civil liberties for all. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
What We Do
Furthering our cause is the most important goal of The Montauk Tribe of Indians Council of Elders. We seek to support, empower and provide high quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin, but by the value we provide to those we serve.
Introduction of Sunksqa Wamôsut
Ramapough Lenape Native American
Festival in Ringwood NJ.
Amityville, New York
Sunksqa Wamôsut &
Matinecock Chief Reggie Medicine Herb Dancer Ceaser
Serving Our Montauk Community in Every State
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"The Montauk people's native tongue is an Algonquian dialect. One of our goals is to facilitate the revitalization of our language. It is our hope that every household within our Long Island Indigenous Community will be filled with native speakers once again."
Please Register for one of our cultural workshops. Our Montauk Language class will begin on June 24. 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Registration is now now open!
Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help us make a difference right now! If you are a direct descendent of the Montauk Tribe of Indians and can prove your family's Montauk lineage, request a Montauk Tribe of Indians Membership Application today!
Volunteer Your Time
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way to continue flourishing as a tribe is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do as Montauk Tribe of Indians. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.
Make a Donation
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards helping The Montauk Tribe of Indians serve its citizens even better. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.