My Research Sources

These are the primary sources that were used to come to the conclusions in the Research Findings tab. By using the census, I got a snapshot of how the white people and the government, or at least government representatives, saw the Ramapough through the years 1860-1940. By using the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) document, I was able to get a very clear picture of how the government viewed the Ramapough in 1993, long after the public census records ended, showing how the problems keep perpetuating because of data that was from before the census gave people the right to self identify.

Google Fusion Table:

BIA reasoning for not accepting the Ramapough Indians as a confirmed tribe: