New York Native Races
The term "Native Races" is a broad term used to mean any or all races living in a locality prior to some defined date in history. In this Wiki, the term "American Indians" is used to describe those who were residing in this locality prior to European contact. It is also used to describe their descendants, especially those recognized as such by the various levels of government in the United States. It is used as the preferred term in this Wiki and is based upon accepted usage by the Library of Congress.
For a more detailed description of the natives of this locality, see Indians of New York.