Entity Description: Tribe - Tappan


The Tappan were of the Turtle Clan, and spoke the Unami dialect of Lenape.   This tribe and the Hackensack were closely related, considered by some to be the same tribe with members being called one or the other depending upon their dwelling place.     They lived primarily on the west side of the Hudson River in what is now Rockland County New York,  and Bergen County New Jersey.


Willem Janszoon Blaeu: ''Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova'' (Detail showing Tappan Region, 1635)