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Lenape Chief Sells Navesink Highlands

On March 25, 1664, Popamora, chief of the Lenape Indians of the Navesink region, executed the sale of the neck of land stretching from Sandy Hook and Rocky Point to Keansburg on the west, and to the Navesink Highlands on the east. The tract extended from Raritan Bay on the north to the Navesink river to the south. The Indians would continue to camp, hunt and fish in this region for another 20 years, until they agreed to sell their usage rights to settlers.

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