1758 New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation


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The Colonies’ First and New Jersey’s Only Indian Reservation

BLOG ENTRY POSTED ON AUGUST 29, 2013 by JD THOMAS

On August 29 in 1758 New Jersey established the first American Indian Reservation in Shamong Township, New Jersey. This was the colonies’ first attempt at creating a reservation for Native Americans. The community of Delaware Indians did not last very long. The remnants of the tribe were eventually removed to Western reservations and reservation’s church was utilized by white residents until it burned down in 1802.

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